August 2022: DRC begins Ebola vaccination in Beni

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) began an Ebola vaccination campaign on August 25 in the city of Beni in the North Kivu province, responding to a single confirmed case in the region. A ring vaccination approach will inoculate close contacts of the confirmed Ebola patient using an initial shipment of around 200 doses of the rVSV-ZEBOV shot. Analysis of virus samples taken from the case showed that it was genetically linked to the 2018-2020 outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces. WHO; Reuters

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