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[Comment] Response to the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The unfolding outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) dominated discussions at last month’s World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland. Several funding pledges were made and WHO estimated that US$26 million will be required to control the outbreak.1 On May 8, 2018, the DRC Government declared an outbreak of Ebola virus disease, initially in a remote area of the Equateur Province (figure).2 As of June 10, 2018, the Government of DRC reported 66 cases of Ebola virus disease and 28 deaths (case fatality rate 42·4%).

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