Assessing the Effectiveness of Ebola Control Measures in Kikwit, DRC 1995


  • Faraimunashe Chirove* University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Adamu Hassan University of Pretoria
  • Irene Kyomugisha Stellenbosch University
  • Sylvie Djiomba Stellenbosch University
  • Justin Munganga University of South Africa
  • Salisu Garba University of Pretoria



We develop mathematical models to replicate the Ebola infection dynamics in Kikwit Districtof Congo DRC 1995. The models are used to assess various control measures undertaken during the outbreak and determine the type of control measures that were most effective in controlling the outbreak. Two models were designed for two distinct periods of the Ebola outbreak, that is the period before Ebola was declared an epidemic in Kikwit (January 1995 toApril 1995) and the period after Ebola was declared an outbreak in Kikwit (May 1995 to August1995. We also carry out cost benefit analysis for each intervention method. The aim of this study is to assess and suggest the best possible measures for effectively combating Ebola infection.






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