A new analysis of a 2017 Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that occurred in a remote location and was limited to 16 cases involved a novel variant of the virus and was probably triggered single spillover, according to a new study.
In other Ebola developments, World Health Organization (WHO) vaccine advisors this week recommended that lactating women and babies older than 6 months be included in the Ebola ring vaccination campaign, and the DRC’s health ministry today reported 10 more cases.
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Apr 3 J Infect Dis abstract
Feb 20 CIDRAP News story “Ebola vaccine to be given to pregnant, lactating women”
Apr 5 DRC update
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