Table 1: Human Outbreaks of Ebola Zaire, Ebola Sudan and Ebola Bundibugyo from 1976 to present

From: A review of epidemiological parameters from Ebola outbreaks to inform early public health decision-making

Outbreak Year Ebola virus Number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases
Yambuku, DRC2 1976 Zaire 318
South Sudan1 1976 Sudan 284
Nzara, Sudan24 1979 Sudan 34
Gabon6 1994–1995 Zaire 49
Kikwit, DRC5 1995 Zaire 315
Maybout, Gabon* 1996 Zaire 37
Booue, Gabon6 1996–1997 Zaire 60
South Africa74 1996 Zaire 2
Gulu, Uganda45,52,53 2000–2001 Sudan 425
Republic of Congo and Gabon75 2001–2002 Zaire 65 in Gabon, 59 in Congo
Republic of Congo25,72 2002–2003 Zaire 143
Mbomo, Republic of Congo25 2003 Zaire 35
Yambio, South Sudan 2004 Sudan 17
Etoumbi, Republic of Congo25 2005 Zaire 12
Kasai Occidental Province, DRC23 2007 Zaire 264
Bundibugyo District, Uganda47 2007–2008 Bundibugyo 116
Kasai Occidental Province, DRC 2008–2009 Zaire 32
Orientale Province, DRC§ 2012 Bundibugyo 77
Kibaale District, Uganda|| 2012 Sudan 24
Luwero District, Uganda 2012–2013 Sudan 7
Équateur province, DRC49 2014 Zaire 69
West Africa# 2014–2015 Zaire >26,000
  1. Outbreaks with more than 1 case are included in the table.
  2. DRC=Democratic Republic of Congo; The outbreak in West Africa includes cases from the following countries: Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States.
  3. *Reference: WHO 26 April 1996 Disease Outbreak News. 1996- Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Gabon- Update3: www.who.int/csr/don/1996_04_26b/en/.
  4. Reference: WHO 7 August 2004: WHO announces end of Ebola Outbreak in Southern Sudan: www.who.int/csr/don/2004_08_07/en/.
  5. Reference: WHO Disease Outbreak News: www.who.int/csr/don/2009_02_17/en/.
  6. §Reference: www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/history/summaries.html.
  7. ||Reference: WHO Disease Outbreak News: www.who.int/csr/don/2012_09_03/en/.
  8. Reference: WHO Disease Outbreak News: www.who.int/csr/don/2012_11_30_ebola/en/.
  9. #Outbreak is ongoing in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Case count reflects cases reported as of 29 April 2015.