Postmortem Surveillance for Ebola Virus Using OraQuick Ebola Rapid Diagnostic Tests, Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2019–2020
, Yibayiri Osee Sanogo1
, Junior Bulabula-Penge1
, Maria E. Morales-Betoulle, Patrice Fillon, Patrick Woodruff, Mary J. Choi, Amy Whitesell, Alison M. Todres, Anja De Weggheleire, Anaïs Legand, Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum2
, Pierre Formenty, John D. Klena2
, Joel M. Montgomery2
, Steve Ahuka-Mundeke2
, and RDT Working Group3
Author affiliations: Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (D. Mukadi-Bamuleka, J. Bulabula-Penge, J. Muyembe-Tamfum, S. Ahuka-Mundekea); Kinshasa Teaching School of Medicine, University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa (D. Mukadi-Bamuleka, J. Bulabula-Penge, J. Muyembe-Tamfum, S. Ahuka-Mundekea); US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (Y.O. Sanogo, Maria E. Morales-Betoulle, M.J. Choi, A. Whitesell, A.M. Todres, J.D. Klena, J.M. Montgomery); iMMAP, Geneva, Switzerland (P. Fillon); Family Health International 360 (FHI360), Crisis Response DRC, Democratic Republic of the Congo (P. Woodruff); Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium (A. De Weggheleire); World Health Organization Health Emergencies Programme, Geneva, Switzerland (A. Legand, P. Formenty)
Figure 1. Beni Health zone with sites of Ebola virus disease sample collection for study on postmortem surveillance for Ebola virus using OraQuick (OraSure Technologies, Inc., https://www.orasure.com) Ebola rapid diagnostic tests, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2019–2020. The numbers and the geolocation rapid diagnostic testing are provided in heatmaps from blue (fewer cases) to red (most cases). Most of the cases were from the health care facilities in Beni township. Inset shows location of the Beni Health zone in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Africa.
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