"DRC Ebola News (3/5/20)." CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health Security, Center for Strategic and International Studies, March 05, 2020. Accessed August 09, 2020.

Daily update for March 5th, 2020 on the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

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On March 2nd the Ebola response in the DRC officially entered into a 42-day observation period. If there are no new cases by the end of this period, WHO will declare the end of the Ebola outbreak in the DRC.

There were 0 new cases reported on March 5th.

DRC MoH Statistics/WHO AFRO Dashboard (as of March 5th)

WHO AFRO Dashboard

Total cases: 3,444

  • Confirmed cases: 3,310
  • Probable cases: 134
  • Suspected cases: 368

Deaths: 2,264


  • 299,330 (Merck Vaccine)
  • 20,339 (Johnson & Johnson Vaccine)

Last Ebola patient discharged — what’s next?

Devex, 3/5/20

A year and a half after the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo began, the last patient has been discharged from a treatment center this week from the north-eastern town of Beni. This sets in motion a 42-day surveillance period before the outbreak is deemed officially over.


Tweet by WHO AFRO – 3/5/20


In #Beni #DRC, the epicentre of the #Ebola outbreak, @WHO & @MinSanteRDC adopted a strategy to simplify vital work of monitoring contacts of Ebola patients. High-risk individuals volunteer to stay in community-based accommodation for a 21-day period.

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