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  • DR Congo: 2021 - 2022 Monkeypox

    Source: http://outbreaknewstoday.com/monkeyp...x-weeks-97477/

    Monkeypox: DRC reports 600+ cases in past six weeks
    by News Desk
    September 1, 2021

    The World Health Organization (WHO) reported an additional 629 monkeypox cases in the past six weeks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

    Six additional monkeypox fatalities have also been reported.

    Since the beginning of the year through August 8, 2,523 cases have been reported with 66 deaths.

    In 2020, a total of 6,257 suspected cases including 229 deaths (CFR 3.7%) were reported in 133 health zones from 17 out of 26 provinces in the country...


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    Source: http://outbreaknewstoday.com/dr-cong...t-month-27231/


    DR Congo reports 69 additional monkeypox cases in past month
    by News Desk
    September 22, 2021

    The World Health Organization (WHO) reported 69 additional suspected monkeypox cases in the past month in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), bringing the cumulative total since the beginning of the year to 8,849.

    In addition, three more deaths were recorded, bringing the monkeypox death to for 2021 to 69...

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      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maniema


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      Maniema: Monkey Pox, an "unknown disease" has already killed 12 in Kibombo territory

      By Kinshasa editorial staff
      November 20, 2021 at 2:15 PM

      The Minister of Public Health, Hygiene and Prevention Jean-Jacques Mbungani announced, during the meeting of the council of ministers, held on Friday November 19, the appearance of an unknown disease called Monkey Pox in the province of Maniema, Kibombo territory, more specifically in the Tunda health zone.

      The epidemiological surveillance cell of the Ministry of Health which received the alert indicates that this unknown disease "Monkey Pox" manifests itself by high fevers and skin rash.

      According to the Minister of Health, since the onset of this disease, there have already been 69 cases and 12 deaths with a fatality of 17%.

      The most affected health area is Utshu with 29 cases and 5 deaths followed by the Dikululu health area with 15 cases and 4 deaths.

      To do this, the government organized the management of cases, the supply of drugs as well as the sensitization of the local populations on the definitions of the cases and on the measures to be taken.

      "The response device is operational," reassured the Minister of Health, quoted by government spokesman Patrick Muyaya, in his report.

      The Ministry of Health does not say more about this disease. But according to our research Monkeypox was discovered in 1958 when outbreaks of a smallpox-like disease occurred in crab-eating macaque monkeys kept for research.
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      Carmel NDEO

      https://www.politico.cd/encontinu/20...bo.html/97852/

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      Monkey Pox in Maniema: 12 deaths already out of the 69 recorded cases

      Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 10:57 AM

      ACTUALITE.CD

      12 people died from Monkey Pox in Maniema province, reports Jean-Jacques Mbungani, Ministry of Health. The lethality is estimated at 17% for a total of 69 cases identified. The most affected health area is Utshu with 29 cases and 5 deaths followed by the Dikululu health area with 15 cases and 4 deaths.

      Monkey pox is a viral disease that has been reported mainly in West African countries and those in the Congo Basin, such as the DRC. It manifests as generalized vesicular rash, fever, and painful swelling of the jaws.

      The Government claims to have organized the management of cases, the supply of drugs as well as the sensitization of the local populations on the definitions of the cases and on the measures to be taken. The response device is operational, reassures Jean-Jacques Mbungani.

      https://actualite.cd/2021/11/20/monk...as-enregistres
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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        Maniema: A disease of unknown origin is raging in Kibombo, already 12 deaths out of more than 60 recorded cases

        12 people have died from a disease that does not speak its name in the health zone of Tunda, in Kibombo territory and 69 other patients are under medical treatment.

        The information was delivered to the press on Saturday, November 20, 2021 by Kibungi Mutangi Junior, provincial minister of health who claims that 10 samples were taken and sent to the National Institute for Biomedical Research, (INRB) and the results are expected in Kindu to identify the origin of the disease.

        “The health zone has taken 10 samples which are already at the INRB and we are awaiting confirmation. As for statistics, in total the health zone has already notified 69 cases including 12 deaths, ” he told the microphone of 7SUR7.CD.

        However, pending the results of the samples taken, health authorities have banned the consumption of monkey meat and any other meat from animals found dead.

        As a reminder, 17 deaths and more than 400 cases of measles were recorded in the health zone of Kunda, in the territory of Kasongo which pushed the government to declare the epidemic in Maniema, 2 weeks ago.

        Morisho Tambwe, in Kindu

        https://www.7sur7.cd/2021/11/22/mani...plus-de-60-cas
        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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            Monkey Pox-like disease threatens Kibombo population in Maniema

            Kinshasa23-11-2021Health - Already confronted with measles, the population of Kibombo in Maniema is facing the Monkey Pox which is already causing deaths.

            A monkey pox-like disease similar to measles threatens the Kibombo population in Maniema province.

            The provincial Minister of Health, Kibungi Mutanga, who announced this information on Monday, explained: “According to the investigations, it seems that there is a hunter who brought game that is to say a dead monkey who had eruptions and once the inhabitants had consumed this dead monkey there was now the appearance of phenomena which they did not understand; generalized rash so pimples all over the body as well as fever and people began to die little by little ”.

            One hundred and nineteen cases, including nineteen deaths have been identified since November 4 in the village of Wanga, in the health area of ​​Weta, in the territory of Kibombo since November 4, he said.

            For this member of the Provincial Executive of Maniema who recognizes that his province is also facing the measles epidemic which has already affected the health zones of Kunda, Kasongo and Lusangi, we must wait for the results of the laboratory to confirm or not if it is Monkey Pox. Hence, faced with all these two diseases, he invites the partners of the DRC to come to the aid of its population.

            Confirming also that no case of Monkey Pox has been recorded for two days in this health zone, he warns, however, that every day cases of measles are recorded. From where does he estimate: "Really there is need that the providers return to treat the population and for the partners it is to come to our aid. Without the partners, the province is unable to overcome these problems.

            According to msdmanuals.com, simian pox, a rare disease, is caused by the simian pox virus (monkeypox) which is structurally related to the smallpox virus and causes a similar, but less severe disease.

            The simian pox virus, along with the smallpox virus, is part of the orthopoxvirus group, adds the same source, which notes that “Despite its name, non-human primates are not reservoirs for the simian pox virus. Although the reservoir is unknown, the main candidates are small rodents (eg squirrels) in the tropical forests of Africa, mainly in West and Central Africa ”.

            Human disease is observed in Africa sporadically and sometimes endemic. Most of the reported cases have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since 2016, confirmed cases have also been reported in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo and Nigeria, which has experienced the largest recent epidemic, specifies msdmanuals.com which also notes that An increase recent 20-fold incidence would be due to the cessation of smallpox vaccination in 1980; people who received the smallpox vaccine even 25 years ago have a reduced risk of simian pox. The cases of simian pox in Africa are also increasing because the population encroaches more and more on the habitats of animals carrying the virus ”.

            Boni Tsala

            (BTT / PKF)

            https://www.digitalcongo.net/article...cc10015e57e67/
            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
            -Nelson Mandela

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                Maniema: governor declares Monkeypox epidemic

                Published on Thu, 09/12/2021 - 13:22 | Modified on Thu, 09/12/2021 - 13:22


                Afani Idrissa, acting provincial governor declared the MonkeyPox epidemic this Thursday, December 9 in the province. This declaration comes after the Tunda health zone in Kibombo territory notified 191 cases with 24 deaths whose samples taken in different health areas in this part of Maniema were confirmed by the INRB laboratory.

                Afani Idrissa is asking for everyone's support to curb the spread of this epidemic in the provinces.

                “Since the thirty-ninth week of the year 2021, the Tunda health zone in Kibombo territory has notified 191 cases including 24 deaths due to Monkeypox. During the fortieth week, samples taken from the health areas of Wenga, Utchu and Weta were sent to the INRB for analyzes, the results of which have just confirmed the epidemic. In view of the above, I declare the Monkeypox epidemic in the province of Maniema and request the support of the central government, development partners as well as humanitarians to fight against this epidemic ”, declared the interim governor of Maniema. .

                He also asks the population of Maniema to consult health centers in the event of a fever:

                "I ask all the population of Maniema in general and that of the KIBOMBO territory in particular to be able to consult the nearest health centers in the event of fever and generalized rash marked on the face, apples of the hands and plants of the feet ".

                https://www.radiookapi.net/2021/12/0...e-de-monkeypox
                "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                -Nelson Mandela

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                  Source: https://africa.cgtn.com/2021/12/10/m...tern-dr-congo/


                  Monkeypox outbreak declared in eastern DR Congo
                  By XINHUA -
                  34 mins ago

                  The government of Maniema, a province in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), officially declared a monkeypox outbreak in the region.

                  Afani Idrissa Mangala, the acting governor of Maniema says the area recorded 191 monkeypox cases and 24 deaths since September 27.

                  The outbreak was confirmed after the confirmation of samples sent to the National Institute of Biomedical Research (INRB), said Mangala, calling on the population to be vigilant and to consult the nearest health centers in case of fever...

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                    DRC: 191 cases of Monkeypox already recorded in Maniema, including 24 deaths

                    Friday December 10th, 2021 - 08:49 AM

                    The interim governor of Maniema, Alfani Idrissa Mangala, officially declared this Thursday, December 9 the Monkeypox epidemic in the province. He announced that 24 deaths have already been recorded since the onset of the disease in the Tundu health zone, in Kibombo territory in the south of Maniema province.

                    “The Tunda health zone in Kibombo territory has already reported 191 cases including 24 deaths from Monkeypox. During the 40th epidemiological week, samples taken from the health areas of Wenga, Utshu and Weta were sent to the National Institute for Biomedical Research for analyzes, the results of which have just confirmed the epidemic ”, declared the governor ai.

                    The Governor ad interim of the province requested the support of the central government and technical and financial partners to fight against this epidemic.

                    "We call on the population to consult the nearest health center in case of fever, rash and others in order to prevent disease," he added.

                    Last November, the Minister of Health in Maniema province reported 12 cases of Monkeypox death in his province. The lethality was estimated at 17% for a total of 69 identified cases.

                    “For the past three years, we have experienced cases of Monkeypox in almost every province. But for the moment, the most vulnerable provinces are Sankuru, Mongala, Mai-Ndombe, Equateur, Tshuapa and Bas-Uélé. These are the provinces which are almost red, they report the case of Monkeypox every day, had told ACTUALITE.CD, Chadrack Simba Kalume, epidemiologist at the ministry of public health.

                    Mokey Pox or monkey pox is a zoonosis, it is transmitted from animals to humans, before transmission becomes human-to-human; that is to say in rural areas where the main occupations are fishing, hunting and breeding, when the one who caught the monkey pox by consuming primates, and rodents found already dead in the forest, is in physical contact with other people, it has the ability to spread the infection around it.

                    Symptoms of this disease are often rash, fatigue, and difficulty breathing. But there is not an appropriate management, as it is of animal origin, the management is symptomatic.

                    Chadrack londe, in Kindu

                    https://actualite.cd/2021/12/10/rdc-...-dont-24-deces
                    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                    -Nelson Mandela

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                        WEEKLY BULLETIN ON OUTBREAKS
                        AND OTHER EMERGENCIES

                        Week 51: 13 – 19 December 2021
                        Data as reported by: 17:00; 19 December 2021

                        ...

                        Monkeypox Democratic Republic of the Congo

                        196 Cases
                        24 Death
                        12.3% CFR


                        EVENT DESCRIPTION

                        A monkeypox outbreak was declared by the Congolese authorities
                        on 9 December 2021 in Tunda health district in Kibombo territory
                        in Maniema province following disease confirmation at the
                        National Institute for Biomedical Research (INRB). Seven of the 17
                        collected samples were analysed at the INRB, of which five were
                        positive for orthopoxvirus, the virus responsible for Monkeypox
                        disease. This outbreak follows another that occurred in 13 health
                        districts across seven provinces (Equateur, Haut-Uele, MaiNdombe,
                        Maniema, Mongala, Sud-Ubangi and Tshopo), with 2
                        918 suspected cases and 79 deaths (case fatality ration (CFR) =
                        2.7%) reported from week 1 to week 47 (ending 28 November
                        2021).

                        The first suspected monkeypox cases were first reported in Tunda
                        health district in week 39 (ending 3 October 2021). An increase
                        of reported cases was noted reaching a peak in week 46 (ending
                        21 November 2021) and week 47 (ending 8 November 2021)
                        with 43 cases reported each week. After this peak, the number of
                        cases declined in week 48 (ending 5 December 2021) and week
                        49 (ending 12 December 2021).

                        As of week 49, (ending 12 December 2021), a total of 196 cases
                        and 24 deaths (CFR) = 12.2%) have been reported in Tunda health
                        district. To date, only Tunda health district has reported cases
                        across the Maniema province. Cases have been reported from six
                        health areas: Utshu health area with the highest number of cases
                        and deaths (90 cases; 11 deaths), followed by the health areas
                        of Weta (34 cases; 5 deaths), Kembeyule (29 cases; 1 death),
                        Dikululu (23 cases; 4 deaths), Ongeri (19 cases; 3 deaths) and
                        Dembo (1 cases; 0 deaths).

                        The majority 129 (65.8%) of cases are more than five years old.
                        Most of the deaths are among the 12–59-months age group (11
                        deaths), followed by 5-15 years (7 deaths) and then over 15 years
                        (5 deaths). Males and females have been affected in almost the
                        same proportion.

                        PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIONS

                        A local response committee has been set up under the
                        leadership of the local traditional leader.

                        The technical surveillance unit of Tunda health district was
                        activated, and the line list updates are ongoing as well as the
                        community case finding activities.

                        Five treatment centres have been set up in Weta, Ohambe,
                        Dembo, Difuma I and Koso for case management and sample
                        collection to be confirmed at INRB.

                        A communication plan has been developed and risk
                        communication activities including messaging on the
                        disease through local churches and schools are underway.

                        SITUATION INTERPRETATION

                        Monkeypox case was first detected in the Democratic Republic
                        of the Congo in 1970.

                        Since 2005, it remains the country that reports the highest
                        number of cases of over 1 000 per year. In 2021, the Democratic
                        Republic of the Congo has registered two monkeypox outbreaks,
                        however the ongoing health workers strike may jeopardize the
                        outbreak response activities in Maniema province.

                        PROPOSED ACTIONS

                        The required efforts should be deployed to ensure that
                        patients are isolated, necessary measures to prevent
                        airborne transmission are taken and whenever possible only
                        vaccinated health care providers should take care of the
                        monkeypox patients.

                        Risk communication activities as well as community
                        mobilization, active case finding, contact tracing and case
                        management should continue

                        Efforts should be deployed to end health workers strike with
                        aim of resuming normal health care activities as quickly as
                        possible.


                        https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/...1319122021.pdf
                        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                        -Nelson Mandela

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                            DRC-Maniema: three health zones affected by the Monkeypox epidemic

                            February 16, 2022

                            Three other health zones in the province of Maniema have been added to the list of zones already affected by the monkey pox epidemic. The news is confirmed by the provincial Minister of Health, Junior Kibungi Mutanga on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, during an exclusive interview granted to our local channels.

                            The number 1 of Health specifies that so far there are still 17 cases listed in the province distributed, in particular in the health zone of Kibombo which has 4 notified cases, that of Kindu with 7 cases and Obokote 6 cases.
                            ...
                            Prior to these three health zones, Tunda was affected first. Dr KIBUNGI MUTANGA notes a drop in the number of patients. For the moment, the accumulation in the health zone of Tunda which is the most affected is 290 cases including 27 deaths. He asks the nurses and doctors who work for the care of the sick to be vigilant.
                            ...

                            EMMANUEL NDJADI /NBSInfos.com

                            https://nbsinfos.com/rdc-maniema-tro...-de-monkeypox/
                            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                            -Nelson Mandela

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