"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/
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)
Total cases: 3,444
- Confirmed cases: 3,310
- Probable cases: 134
- Suspected cases: 368
- 299,330 (Merck Vaccine)
- 20,339 (Johnson & Johnson Vaccine)
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. https://bit.ly/2ImkKPg