¿Qué es el Ébola?

La enfermedad por el virus Ébola (antes conocida como fiebre del Ébola) es una patología hemorrágica febril causada por un virus del género Ebolavirus, que afecta a personas y a primates no humanos (monos, gorilas y chimpancés). Otros animales son portadores del virus, pero no desarrollan la enfermedad. Aún se desconoce el portador natural [ ... ]

Spanish aid worker repatriated from Mali at risk of Ebola discharged

(Madrid, December 11th 2014).- ​The aid worker, a healthcare professional, had suffered an accident with biological material while attending an Ebola patient. Since this was a high-risk contact, the aid worker was repatriated to Spain and taken into the La Paz-Carlos III hospital complex on a preventative basis so that, in the event of [ ... ]

World Health Organization declares Spain to be free of Ebola

(Madrid, Dec 2nd 2014).- On Tuesday, 42 days had passed since 21 October, the date on which the blood analysis of the secondary case of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) identified in Spain and carried out on the two samples taken 48 hours apart came back negative for the Ebola virus. This equates to two incubation periods of 21 days each and hence [ ... ]

Situation of cases in Spain

The risk of the spread of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Spain is currently very low. Since the start of the outbreak in West Africa, three cases of the Ebola virus disease have been treated in Spain. The first two cases treated in our country arose overseas: two missionaries were repatriated to provide them with healthcare treatment after [ ... ]

Video: Appearance by Doctor Fernando Simón on 20 November 2014, at 9:15 pm

Dr. Fernando Simón announces the evacuation of one person from Bamako (Mali). DR. FERNANDO SIMÓN: This press briefing has been called to report on a point we have just discussed in the Ebola Management Committee in relation to a high-risk contact of an aid worker who was involved in an incident when treating a patient. This has been classified [ ... ]

G20 Leaders’ Brisbane Statement on Ebola

(Brisbane, Nov 15th 2014).- We are deeply concerned about the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and saddened by the suffering and loss of life it is inflicting. We are mindful of the serious humanitarian, social and economic impacts on those countries, and of the potential for these impacts to spread. The governments and people [ ... ]

Declaración de Brisbane de los Líderes del G20 sobre Ébola

(Brisbane, 15/Nov/2014).- Estamos profundamente preocupados por el brote de Ébola en Guinea Conakry, Liberia y Sierra Leona y  consternados por el sufrimiento y la pérdida de vidas que está causando. Somos conscientes de los graves impactos humanitarios, sociales y económicos en estos países, y de la posibilidad de que estos impactos se [ ... ]

What is Ebola?

The disease caused by the Ebola virus (formerly known as Ebola fever) is a febrile hemorrhagic pathology caused by a virus of the Ebolavirus genus, which affects humans and non-human primates (monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzees). Other animals are carriers of the virus but do not develop the disease. The natural carrier of the Ebola virus is as yet [ ... ]