Ebola Update
  • As of
    Nov. 12, 2014, West Africa has recorded 14,098 cases of Ebola and 5,160 deaths, according to the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy reporting on the most recent World Health Organization report. Intense transmission continues in Sierra Leone and Guinea, despite a stabilizing trend in some districts in Guinea. Liberia also continues to see new cases.

  • Nigeria and
    Senegal are officially free of Ebola transmission. Senegal has decided to reopen its border with Guinea and resume flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone, however, according to CIDRAP. 

  • Mali has had four fatal cases; the three most recent are unrelated to the first one, a 2-year-old girl from Guinea who died in Mali on Oct. 24. 

  • No additional cases have been reported in the United States in the last week. 

  • At
    this time, no one in Colorado is being monitored for Ebola or possible Ebola.

Influenza Update
  • For the week
    ending Nov. 8, influenza activity increased but remained at a low level.

  • There have been no confirmed hospitalized cases of influenza in Mesa County.

  • Now is the time to get vaccinated against the flu if you haven’t done so. It takes two weeks to build immunity after getting vaccinated.