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DRC Confirms One-Day Record 14 Ebola Cases, Pushing Total To 713; Merck Announces Shipment Of 120K More Experimental Vaccine Doses

Al Jazeera: DR Congo confirms record number of Ebola cases in one day
“The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday confirmed 14 new cases of the Ebola virus in its eastern borderlands, the largest one-day increase since the current outbreak was declared in August…” (1/23).

Associated Press: The Latest: Merck to ship 120,000 more Ebola vaccine doses
“…Drugmaker Merck says it will ship another approximately 120,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to Congo by the end of next month amid the second deadliest outbreak in history. Associate Vice President Lydia Ogden told the World Economic Forum that the company is committed to having a ready stockpile of 300,000 doses and already has shipped 100,000 to the World Health Organization…” (1/22).

CIDRAP News: With 14 more cases, DRC Ebola outbreak tops 700
“[On Wednesday] the ministry of health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reported 14 newly confirmed cases of Ebola, which lifts outbreak totals to 713, including 439 deaths. Officials are still investigating 203 cases. … The WHO notes that 13 of 18 health zones identified in the outbreak are active, meaning there has been at least one confirmed case recorded in the past 21 days…” (Soucheray, 1/23).