In Mbandaka, the focus is convincing people to fight Ebola. Outreach teams are going house to house, talking with Church leaders and other community representatives, to raise awareness about the virus and the importance of precautionary measures.
Vaccine development is a complex process. It involves both public and private partners and requires that a variety of funding issues be considered.
The shipment contains a total of nearly 30,000 lbs. of medical shelters and equipment, family hygiene kits to help reduce the spread of illness, and other relief supplies, which will be transferred to Ebola-affected areas by International Medical Corps.
The World Health Organization (WHO) hopes to get government approval within days to use five experimental drugs to treat Ebola patients, in a clinical trial which could lay the foundation for rapid treatment in any future outbreaks.
The World Health Organization (WHO) assumes 100-300 cases of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo between May and July, under a revised response plan to the outbreak.
Of the outbreak's 54 cases, 47 are from Bikoro and Iboko.
With one vaccine already being used in the field, plans are underway to see if another might also be tested. And as many as five drugs could be used in head-to-head trials.
Though it's too early to determine what the outcome of this outbreak could be and how wide it could spread, there is one aspect that many experts agree on: The world seems better prepared than ever to fight this outbreak.
Based loosely on the dewars that industrial applications use to contain things like liquid nitrogen, the Arktek is a double-walled vessel with near-vacuum in between, held together with reinforced fiberglass.
Data from the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak at two Sierra Leone facilities reveal daily usage rates for disinfectant and personal protective equipment, informing future outbreaks.