Number of health-care workers infected with Ebola

Cumulative number of health-care workers infected with Ebola. Extracted from WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Reports, the last of which was on 4 November 2015.

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Date of Dataset Sep 07, 2014 - Nov 04, 2015
Expected Update Frequency Never
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Cases are classified as confirmed (any suspected or probable cases with a positive laboratory result); probable (any suspected case evaluated by a clinician, or any person who died from ‘suspected’ Ebola and had an epidemiological link to a confirmed case but was not tested and did not have laboratory confirmation of the disease); and suspected (any person, alive or dead, who has (or had) sudden onset of high fever and had contact with a suspected, probable or confirmed Ebola case, or a dead or sick animal or any person with sudden onset of high fever and at least three of the following symptoms: headache, vomiting, anorexia/ loss of appetite, diarrhea, lethargy, stomach pain, aching muscles or joints, difficulty swallowing, breathing difficulties, or hiccup; or any person with unexplained bleeding or any sudden, unexplained death).

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Data are based on official information reported by Ministries of Health. These numbers are subject to change due to ongoing reclassification, retrospective investigation and availability of laboratory results.

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