Inungu, J, Iheduru-Anderson K, & Ossam, J. O. (October 2019). “Recurrent Ebolavirus Disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Update and Challenges.”

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Abstract

The current Ebolavirus disease (EVD) outbreak in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri is the tenth outbreak affecting the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); the first outbreak occurring in a war context, and the second most deadly Ebolavirus outbreak on record following the 2014 outbreak in West Africa. The DRC government’s response consisted of applying a package of interventions including detection and rapid isolation of cases, contact tracing, population mapping, and identification of high-risk areas to inform a coordinated effort. The coordinated effort was to screen, ring vaccinate, and conduct laboratory diagnoses using GeneXpert (Cepheid) polymerase chain reaction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)502-513
JournalAIMS Public Health.
Volume6
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2019

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