DRC Ebola Outbreak Logs More Than 600 Confirmed Cases, 400 Deaths; 200 Cases Under Investigation

CIDRAP News: Ebola cases grow by 9, including 1 in new area
“…The new cases bring the outbreak total to 658, with 609 cases confirmed and 402 deaths. Two hundred cases are still under investigation, which is up from 121 [Monday]. … On Twitter, Peter Salama, MD, the World Health Organization’s deputy director general for emergency preparedness and response, said the outbreak is likely active in 10 of the 17 affected health zones … ‘The Ebola outbreak in DRC is really several distinct outbreaks in the different affected areas. This means (1) interpreting overall epidemiological trends is complex, and (2) the response has to be adapted to the very different contexts in each area. We can’t “cut and paste,”‘ Salama said” (Soucheray, 1/15).

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