Possible Seasonal Pattern of Ebola Virus Disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Diego Mpia Elenge*
Medical Manager Vaccines for Central Africa, GSK, Congo, Central Africa
- *Corresponding Author:
- Diego Mpia Elenge
Medical Manager Vaccines for Central Africa
GSK, Congo, Central Africa
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Received date: April 06, 2016; Accepted date: May 17, 2016; Published date: May 24, 2016
Citation: Elenge DM (2016) Possible Seasonal Pattern of Ebola Virus Disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Epidemiology (Sunnyvale) 6:245. doi:10.4172/2161-1165.1000245
Copyright: © 2016 Elenge DM. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has two seasons (dry and rain). However this allocation across the country is totally different in terms of length. First, in the north of Equator, the rainy seasons start from April until the end of June then from September to the end of October. The dry seasons start from the beginning of November until the end of March (called the major dry season) and the beginning of July until the end of August (the minor dry season). Second, in the south of Equator, the rhythm of seasons is exactly inversed. The rainy season starts from October to May and the dry season (mid-May until the end of September). Rains are almost constant along the year.