Global & Disaster Medicine

WHO: Disease outbreak news Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo Disease outbreak news: Update 17 October 2019 The number of confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has been relatively low in recent weeks, with 15 new confirmed cases


“……As of Tuesday, there have been 3,227 confirmed or probable cases and 2,154 deaths since the outbreak began in August 2018, so the fatality rate is still high at 67 percent, despite the rollout of two highly effective treatments.

The treatments — infusions of antibodies — work only if they are given soon after a patient is infected…….”

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