"DRC Ebola News (2/27/20)." CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health Security, Center for Strategic and International Studies, February 27, 2020. Accessed March 16, 2020. https://healthsecurity.csis.org/articles/drc-ebola-news-2-27-20/
There were 0 new cases reported on February 27th.
DRC MoH Statistics/WHO AFRO Dashboard (as of February 27th)
Total cases: 3,444
- Confirmed cases: 3,310
- Probable cases: 134
- Suspected cases: 446
- 297,993 (Merck Vaccine)
- 17,096 (Johnson & Johnson Vaccine)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) unanimously recommended preexposure vaccination with the first-ever US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–approved vaccine against Ebola virus, species Zaire ebolavirus, for three groups of adults at high risk for Ebola virus exposure.
MIT News, 2/27/20
A study co-authored by an MIT professor shows how much that program, consisting of door-to-door canvassing by community volunteers, spread valuable information and changed public practices during the epidemic. The findings also demonstrate how countries with minimal resources can both fight back against epidemics and gain public trust in difficult circumstances.
Tweet by Helen Branswell – 2/27/20
There were no new #Ebola cases reported yesterday in DRC. Only 6 so far in February. The red squiggle on this chart is 8 days in a row without a case. It is beautiful.