Ebola Response by the Numbers

Ebola By The Numbers

The Ebola outbreak in North Kivu, South Kivu, and Ituri provinces in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the second largest Ebola outbreak ever recorded and the largest outbreak in DRC.

CDC experts are working to support DRC, the World Health Organization (WHO), and neighboring countries by providing technical expertise in outbreak response activities including case investigation, contact tracing, case management, safe burials, community engagement and social mobilization, risk communication and health education, behavioral science, laboratory testing, border health screening, data management, vaccination activities, and logistics.

As of March 6, 2020

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Permanent CDC staff in DRC and surrounding countries, including 34 in DRC.

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Trained and graduated by DRC Field Epidemiology Training Program

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Total deployments conducted by staff.

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Days CDC staff have worked in DRC and neighboring countries and at WHO headquarters in Geneva.

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Hours CDC staff have worked in DRC, neighboring countries, and at WHO headquarters.

157 Million+
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Travelers screened at health checkpoints in the outbreak area, for signs of illness and at airports and land borders in DRC since the outbreak began.

Source: WHO Situational Reportexternal icon

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People received the vaccine for Ebola in DRC.

Source: WHO Situational Reportexternal icon

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CDC reports produced that analyze the perceptions, behaviors, concerns, and suggestions about Ebola and the Ebola response in communities in the outbreak areas.