Villages, and sometimes whole regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, are misplaced, but the ministry of health and a team of cartographers are racing to get better data.
This document provides presentation slides from a course to help participants describe the signs, symptoms, and transmission of Ebola disease; list preventive and control measures; and describe main public health concerns during an Ebola disease outbreak.
In the week since the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new Ebola outbreak, health officials have set in motion a plan to distribute an experimental vaccine, logistics experts have established an airbridge to ferry responders and equipment into the epicenter, and the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) has arrived to take stock.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has released lessons learned from the recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The outbreak was response provides a model for containing infectious diseases in remote places.
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) regional chief for Africa reports prospects for controlling the spread of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo are good.
The outbreak provides a test of reforms made to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergency response capacity in recent years, and may also test the readiness of the entire United Nations system.
The area of the outbreak is isolated and hard-to-reach, with virtually no functioning telecommunications and few paved roads.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and Congolese officials are now tracing 125 people who were in contact with any cases and must be quarantined.