Ebola Update

According to WHO and reporters at CIDRAP, healthcare workers in Mangina, DRC continue to contract EVD. Whether or not these workers have received vaccinations is unclear, but there is a program of localized vaccinations in the region. This area of Africa has been war-torn for some time, which makes the job for responders much more difficult. 

Five more Ebola cases have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) latest Ebola outbreak, all from the main hot spot and one of them involving another healthcare worker. They bring the outbreak total to 78 cases.

In other outbreak developments, Robert Redfield, MD, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), visited the outbreak area this week, and outbreak responders made more progress with administering vaccine.