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 August 20, 2019

248
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Permanent CDC staff in DRC and surrounding countries, including 34 in DRC.

260
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Disease detectives trained by DRC Field Epidemiology Training Program, a program developed by CDC. These disease detectives are crucial to accurately detect and respond to outbreaks.

340
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CDC staff who have supported the response from CDC headquarters in Atlanta.

361
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Total deployments conducted by staff.

9,700+
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Days CDC staff have worked in DRC and neighboring countries and at WHO headquarters in Geneva.

11,400+
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Hours CDC staff have worked in DRC, neighboring countries, and at WHO headquarters.

87 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

197,000+
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People received the vaccine in DRC and the surrounding countries for Ebola.

Source: WHO Situational Reportexternal icon

108
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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.