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Volume 28, Number 2—February 2022

Postmortem Surveillance for Ebola Virus Using OraQuick Ebola Rapid Diagnostic Tests, Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2019–2020

Daniel Mukadi-Bamuleka1Comments to Author , Yibayiri Osee Sanogo1Comments to Author , 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)

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Table 1

Summary results of RDT pilot study performed on cadaver oral fluid in Mambasa, Mandima, and Beni health zones during active transmission of Ebola virus, DRC, 2019–2020*

RDT results
PCR results
Not confirmed
Reactive 8 4 12
Nonreactive 0 182 182
Invalid 0 2 2
Total 8 188 196

*DRC, Democratic Republic of the Congo; RDT, rapid diagnostic test (OraQuick, OraSure Technologies, Inc.,

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

2Senior co-authors.

3Members of the group who contributed data are listed at the end of this article.

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