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"DRC Ebola News (2/6/20)." CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health Security, Center for Strategic and International Studies, February 06, 2020. Accessed March 16, 2020. https://healthsecurity.csis.org/articles/drc-ebola-news-2-6-20/

Daily update for February 6th, 2020 on the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

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There was 1 new case reported on February 6th.

DRC MoH Statistics/WHO AFRO Dashboard (as of February 6th)

WHO AFRO Dashboard

Total cases: 3,430

  • Confirmed cases: 3,307
  • Probable cases: 123
  • Suspected cases: 524

Deaths: 2,247

Vaccinated:

  • 287,652 (Merck Vaccine)
  • 9,924 (Johnson & Johnson Vaccine)

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

WHO, 2/6/20

From 29 January to 4 February four new confirmed cases were reported in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. All four cases were reported in Beni Health Zone, North Kivu Province. The fourth and most recent case reported in Beni Health Zone was not a known contact at the time of detection, stayed in the community for nine days after symptom onset, and passed away in the community on 4 February. Confirmed cases who spend time in the community increase the risk of transmission of EVD to contacts. Therefore, heightened vigilance of the response is critical, including continued identification of cases and contacts, follow up of contacts, and continuing to improve infection prevention and control in health care facilities. The reduction of geographic spread of EVD cases and the declining trend in case incidence observed in the past 21 days are encouraging. In addition, monthly surveillance indicators have overall improved since October 2019.

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