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"DRC Ebola News (3/5/20)." CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health Security, Center for Strategic and International Studies, March 05, 2020. Accessed May 11, 2020. https://healthsecurity.csis.org/articles/drc-ebola-news-3-5-20/

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

Vaccinated:

  • 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.

Twitter

Tweet by WHO AFRO – 3/5/20

@WHOAFRO

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. https://bit.ly/2ImkKPg

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