Since Ebola was identified in Chowe in the Democratic Republic of Cono, 35 World Health Organization (WHO) staff are working in Chowe alongside Medecins Sans Frontieres, UNICEF, the World Food Programme and the US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) to ensure that every person at risk is identified, followed up, and that everyone is being vaccinated.
Over the last 12 months, more than 2,000 Ebola patients have died in eastern Congo, a country that has experienced 10 Ebola outbreaks since 1976.
Aid workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Goma city are warning that Ebola may spread because of limited clean water.
On August 221, 2019 the World Health Organization (WHO) stated the third case of Ebola was identified in South Kivu province. The individual was a patient who contracted the virus at a health center where other Ebola patients had been treated.
This article acknowledges the importance of recent Ebola therapeutics and vaccine breakthroughs but also highlights the importance of infection control, community engagement, and disease surveillance as deciding factors in combating the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is ravaging the city of Beni in large part because many sick people are staying home where they unknowingly infect caregivers and those who mourn them.
Previous Ebola epidemics have been major news while the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has not despite it being the second largest on record.
The World Health Organization (WHO) issued the Health Emergency declaration on Wednesday, July 17, as the Ebola virus has infected over 2,500 people, and killed more than 1,660 during the current outbreak.
A body bag has been designed to prevent further Ebola infections while also taking into account the social and cultural operating envrionment.
Infectious disease response decision-making can be hindered by both epidemiological and operational uncertainty. Epidemiological and operational uncertainties are rarely addressed concurrently in epidemic studies. Researchers describe an approach to simultaneously address both sources of uncertainty and determine which source most impedes decision-making.