The cost of insecurity: from flare-up to control of a major Ebola virus disease hotspot during the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2019

The Butembo coordination hub, has faced unprecedented violence targeting the response to EVD, which culminated in the destruction of the two EVD treatment centres in February 2019. In this paper, they evaluate the likely impact of these attacks in terms of added transmissibility and cases, and show how the implementation of a new intervention strategy was followed by the control of the hotspot.Eurosurveillance article

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