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HIV and Ebola update

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Geneva:UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS , 2014

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa has primarily affected Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Spain and United States of America have also reported cases. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a total of 13703 confirmed, probable and suspected cases of EVD were reported up to 27 October and there have been 4920 confirmed deaths. At least one in 20 of the people who died were reported to have been health workers. This EVD outbreak is the first to affect several countries in a region and is the largest since the virus was discovered almost 40 years ago. The outbreak is a public health crisis and a complex emergency.