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Ivory Coast rolls out Ebola vaccine after first confirmed case since 1994

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n2047 (Published 18 August 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n2047
  1. Luke Taylor
  1. Portsmouth, UK

Health officials in the Ivory Coast are scrambling to vaccinate healthcare workers and trace all social contacts of the first case of the Ebola virus reported there in 25 years.

An 18 year old woman in the city of Abidjan tested positive for Ebola on 14 August after she was admitted to hospital with a fever.1

Guinea, which experienced its own recent outbreak of Ebola, has sent the Ivory Coast 5000 vaccine doses, five vaccination experts, and monoclonal antibody treatments. The …

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