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  • Shiloh
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    Source: http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_th...t_78230296.htm

    DR Congo reports 1,284 suspected cases of monkeypox in 2022: WHO
    Xinhua, May 21, 2022

    KINSHASA, May 20 (Xinhua) -- At least 1,284 suspected cases of monkeypox and 58 deaths had been reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by May 8, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday.

    The Congolese provinces of Sankuru, Tshopo, Equateur, and Tshuapa have recorded 913 cases, accounting for about 75 percent of suspected cases recorded across the country, tweeted the WHO office in the DRC...

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    Source: https://outbreaknewstoday.com/drc-re...to-date-30924/


    DRC reports 700 monkeypox cases in 2022 to date
    by News Desk
    March 31, 2022

    The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a total of 75 cases and 2 deaths due to monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) the last week of February.
    Monkeypox Image/CDC

    During the first two months of 2022, 704 cases have been reported with 37 deaths (CFR 5.3%) in the DRC.

    Since January 2020, DRC has seen more than 10,000 cases and 342 deaths due to monkeypox...

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    Urgent ! Maniema: "No action taken" since the monkeypox epidemic ravaged Kibombo

    March 24, 2022 in Health
    By Gideon ATIBU

    Since the disease began to claim its victims, 11 people have died in the Matapa health zone in Kibombo territory in the south of Maniema province.

    Dr Kikoo Olonge made it known this Thursday in Kindu.

    “It's been more than a month since the monkeypox epidemic has been raging in the chiefdom of Matapa, territory of Kibombo province of Maniema.

    No action taken. S1-S9 a total of 71 cases and 11 deaths without community investigation,” he said.


    The Coordinator of CACH in Maniema, addressing the Head of State and the Head of Government, believes that it is urgent to tackle the issue head-on for a quick solution. Thus, it seeks the support of the central government and technical and financial partners to fight against this epidemic.

    Note that this epidemic is declared while the province is facing another epidemic, that of measles, of which more than 458 cases have been recorded since the year 2021.

    https://iwebrdc.com/urgent-maniema-a...age-a-kibombo/

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    DRC / TSHUAPA: THE NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION IS DEEPLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE POOR CONDITIONS AND TREATMENT OF DETAINEES IN THE CENTRAL PRISON OF BOENDE

    FEBRUARY 24, 2022

    The Coordinator of the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) Tshuapa, Mr. Amédée Bobotoli Djoni, this situation is really worrying given that these detainees are abandoned to their sad fate. Only their families support them.

    Moreover, in the recent past the CNDH of the province of Tshuapa had pointed out a case of Monkeypox in this same prison, and today the said prison has five cases of tuberculosis tested positive, which is being treated with the support from Adra.

    For this, the CNDH is taking steps with the judicial and administrative authorities of the province to obtain the disgorgement of this prison in order to obtain provisional releases for those who have been sentenced for non-serious cases.

    It should be noted that the CNDH Tshuapa urges the competent authorities to kindly take a special look in order to save the lives of our compatriots in the central prison of Boende who also have the right to life.

    Aaron Kikadi

    https://infoslive.cd/2022/02/24/rdc-...ale-de-boende/

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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.
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    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.
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    EMMANUEL NDJADI /NBSInfos.com

    https://nbsinfos.com/rdc-maniema-tro...-de-monkeypox/

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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

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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

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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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    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

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