Rapid confirmation of the #ZEBOV in the #outbreak of the #Equateur province in #DRC: implications for #publichealth interventions (Clin Infect Dis., abstract)

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Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Jun 29. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy527. [Epub ahead of print]

Rapid confirmation of the Zaire Ebola Virus in the outbreak of the Equateur province in the Democratic Republic of Congo: implications for public health interventions.

Mbala Kingebeni P1,2,3, Villabona-Arenas CJ3, Vidal N3, Likofata J4, Nsio-Mbeta J5, Makiala-Mandanda S1,2, Mukadi D1,2, Mukadi P1,2, Kumakamba C1,2, Djokolo B5, Ayouba A3, Delaporte E3, Peeters M3, Muyembe Tamfum JJ1,2, Ahuka Mundeke S1,2.

Author information: 1 National Institute of Biomedical Research (INRB), Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. 2 Service de Microbiologie, Cliniques Universitaires de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. 3 TransVIHMI ; Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, University of Montpellier, INSERM, Montpellier, France. 4 Laboratoire Provinciale, Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of the Congo. 5 Direction Générale de Lutte contre la Maladie (DLM), Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.



Ten days after the declaration of the Ebola outbreak in the Equateur Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, rapid identification of the species Zaire Ebolavirus (EBOV) using partial gene amplification and nanopore sequencing backed up the use of the rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine in the ring vaccination strategy recommended by WHO.

PMID: 29961823 DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciy527

Keywords: Ebola; Ebola-Zaire Virus; DRC.


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