Medical investigators will need to overcome the rural region’s extreme logistical hurdles to reconstruct transmission chains, vaccinate contacts and halt the spread.
Although Congo may sorely lack infrastructure, it has one of the most successful Ebola response mechanisms in the world, according to researchers and aid workers.
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.
The grant will support the surge in activities of the DRC Government and international responders outlined under the approved three-month $56.8 million Ebola response plan, released by the DRC Government.
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.