To maintain the ability to rapidly detect and respond to new EVD cases, all partners involved shoul  initiate or strengthen these six critical strategies.

First, health care facility–based (HCF) surveillance should be prioritized. Second, postmortem surveillance for EVD should be implemented using rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) approved for emergency use. Third, new close contacts of EVD survivors should be vaccinated. Fourth, catch-up vaccination should be provided to health care workers. Fifth, real-time genetic sequencing should be integrated with epidemiologic investigations. Sixth, the United States should develop an operational strategy for outbreak response in conflict zones. The New England Journal of Medicine

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