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"DRC Ebola News (2/20/20)." CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health Security, Center for Strategic and International Studies, February 20, 2020. Accessed June 12, 2020. https://healthsecurity.csis.org/articles/drc-ebola-news-2-20-20/

Daily update for February 20th, 2020 on the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

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There were 0 new cases reported on February 20th.

DRC MoH Statistics/WHO AFRO Dashboard (as of February 20th)

WHO AFRO Dashboard

Total cases: 3,433

  • Confirmed cases: 3,310
  • Probable cases: 123
  • Suspected cases: 393

Deaths: 2,249

Vaccinated:

  • 296,354 (Merck Vaccine)
  • 14,566 (Johnson & Johnson Vaccine)

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

WHO, 2/20/20

During the past week, the incidence of new Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases has remained low (Figure 1). From 12 to 18 February, one new confirmed case was reported. The case was reported in Beni Health Zone, North Kivu Province and had an epidemiological link to a confirmed case reported on 5 February. To maintain operations and prevent re-emergence of the outbreak, WHO is requesting funding. USD $40 million is currently needed to ensure continuity of response and preparedness activities to bring the case incidence to zero, and continue building strong, resilient health systems.

Twitter

Tweet by David Gressly – 2/20/20

@DavidGressly
“The fight against Ebola has a new start. The (…) Ervebo vaccine, will now be able to be manufactured in quantity to build up stocks and be widely distributed in areas exposed to the risk of an outbreak of the epidemic.”

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