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"DRC Ebola News (1/30/20)." CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health Security, Center for Strategic and International Studies, January 30, 2020. Accessed June 12, 2020. https://healthsecurity.csis.org/articles/drc-ebola-news-1-30-20/

Daily update for January 30th, 2019 on the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

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There were 2 new cases reported on January 30th.

DRC MoH Statistics/WHO AFRO Dashboard (as of January 30)

WHO AFRO Dashboard-

Total cases: 3,423

  • Confirmed cases: 3,304
  • Probable cases: 119
  • Suspected cases: 501

Deaths: 2,242

Vaccinated:

  • 279,050 (Merck Vaccine)
  • 8,622 (Johnson & Johnson Vaccine)

Gruesome attacks deepen instability in Congo’s Ebola zone-

The New Humanitarian, 1/29/20

Residents of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern region of Beni have been at the center of the world’s second deadliest Ebola epidemic for more than 17 months. But now they are contending with the resurgence of another, longer-running crisis: attacks by armed groups that have killed more than 260 people — mostly women and children — in the past 12 weeks alone.

Ebola sickens 1 more in DRC; healthcare spread noted in recent Beni cases-

CIDRAP, 1/29/20

The WHO yesterday released a detailed weekly situation report on the outbreak, which said that, for the week ending Jan 26, four cases were reported in Beni, three of them in registered contacts. The report noted that the fourth was not on the contact list and had stayed in the community for 4 days before admission to an Ebola treatment center.

Twitter

Tweet by Helen Branswell- – 1/29/20

@HelenBranswell

#Ebola: 1 case yesterday, at Beni, which is likely to have more cases soon because 1 of yesterday’s 2 deaths was a community death. Ugh. Totals: 3421 cases, 2242 deaths. The response is really using a lot of the VSV vaccine lately. Over 1000 doses most recent days.

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