"DRC Ebola News (1/8/20)." CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health Security, Center for Strategic and International Studies, January 08, 2020. Accessed June 12, 2020.

Daily update for January 8th, 2020 on the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

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There was 1 new case reported on January 8th.

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DRC MoH Statistics/WHO AFRO Dashboard (as of January 7)

WHO AFRO Dashboard

Total cases: 3,392

  • Confirmed cases: 3,274
  • Probable cases: 118

- Suspected cases: 568

Deaths: 2,234


-262,108 (Merck Vaccine)

-4,802 (Johnson & Johnson Vaccine)

Germany Plans to Repatriate Ebola Patients

Spiegel, 1/8/20

The German government, doctors and Lufthansa have come up with a novel solution for bringing aid workers back to Europe for treatment if they contract Ebola in Africa. The plan involves modular isolation chambers that could be loaded onto conventional freight planes.


Tweet by Tedros Ghebreyesos – 1/8/20


Thank you @USAIDMarkGreen for a very productive call last week on the #Ebola response in #DRC. @WHO is grateful for your continuous support especially on preparedness, which is essential to tackle malaria, measles, polio & health challenges in the DRC.

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