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10 Years Later, Ebola Outbreak Guidelines Updated

February 28, 2024 • 4:00 am CST
WHO 2024
(Precision Vaccinations News)

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently updated its guidelines on infection prevention and control for Ebola disease ten years after the West African Ebola outbreak.

During outbreaks, Ebola infections have relatively high case fatality rates, averaging about 50%.

Therefore, it is crucial to have evidence-based, up-to-date infection prevention and control guidelines to ensure a safe, systematic, and standardized approach during outbreaks, said the WHO in a media release on February 27, 2024.

The complete guidelines are available on the WHO website (WHO/WPE/CRS/HCR/2023.1) and the web-based MAGICapp platform.

Since 2019, various Zaire Ebolavirus vaccines have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, European Medicines Agency, and the WHO. These Ebola vaccines are not commercially available in 2024.

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