Vaccine Deployment and Ebola Transmission Dynamics Estimation in Eastern DR Congo

10 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2018

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Maimuna Majumder

Harvard University - Department of Health Care Policy

Sherri Rose

Harvard University - Department of Health Care Policy

Date Written: November 26, 2018

Abstract

Over the last 7 months, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reported more than 400 cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD). In this short report, we estimate the dynamics associated with EVD in the DRC since April 2018, as well as the final expected outbreak size under current transmission conditions. We conclude with a discussion regarding the potential effects of ongoing vaccine (i.e. rVSV-ZEBOV) deployment on outbreak dynamics to date.

Keywords: Ebola, Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, rVSV-ZEBOV, vaccination, DR Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC

Suggested Citation

Majumder, Maimuna and Rose, Sherri, Vaccine Deployment and Ebola Transmission Dynamics Estimation in Eastern DR Congo (November 26, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3291591 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3291591

Maimuna Majumder (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Department of Health Care Policy ( email )

25 Shattuck Street
Boston, MA 02115
United States

Sherri Rose

Harvard University - Department of Health Care Policy

25 Shattuck Street
Boston, MA 02115
United States

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