Ebola outbreaks in Africa

During the 2014 Ebola outbreak, community educators for the Centre for Liberian Assistance mobilize in Robertsport for a community outreach event on the dangers of Ebola. Photo: Sean Sheridan for Mercy Corps
March 05, 2019

Ebola is a deadly virus that has caused devastation across the globe, particularly in Africa. Those who live in Ebola-stricken communities face the fear of getting infected, losing a loved one or suffering the economic consequences of this lethal virus.

An Ebola outbreak makes a devastating and lasting impact on many lives, but survivors can overcome its challenges to build a stronger tomorrow.

Together, we can fight Ebola and build communities that can take a stand against future outbreaks. This guide is designed to answer questions about Ebola and help you take action.

In this guide, we'll explore:

Chapter 1: What is Ebola and what does it do to the body? ▸

Chapter 2: Major Ebola outbreaks in Africa ▸

Chapter 3: African countries fighting Ebola outbreaks ▸

Chapter 4: How does Ebola affect the economy? ▸

Chapter 5: Ebola's effect on healthcare systems in Africa ▸

Chapter 6: The effects of an Ebola outbreak on children in Africa ▸

Chapter 7: What will it take to stop Ebola?

Chapter 8: Fight Ebola with Mercy Corps