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    South Sudan says suspected Ebola victim died in border town of Yambio

    Source: Xinhua| 2019-02-26 00:34:21|Editor: yan

    JUBA, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- South Sudan said on Monday that a suspected Ebola victim died last week in Yambio, a border town near the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where the hemorrhagic fever has created a public health crisis since last year.

    The latest weekly update from the World Health Organization (WHO) on Ebola virus disease (EVD) preparedness for South Sudan said a 30-year-old man who was presented to Yambio hospital with symptoms of the disease died after vomiting blood on February 21.
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    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/201..._137849914.htm
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    UN gives South Sudan $2m for Ebola prevention


    TUESDAY FEBRUARY 26 2019

    The United Nations has given $2 million to South Sudan to support critical Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) preparedness activities in the country.

    The EVD activities are preventive measures to protect an estimated 440,000 people in high-risk areas, mostly in Equatoria, which borders the Ebola-hit DR Congo.

    In its weekly briefs, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Ocha) disclosed that the money would help to strengthen surveillance, build case management capabilities and enhance laboratory services and increase infection prevention and control in Western, Central and Eastern Equatoria.

    “The implementation of the preparedness plan continues across border areas considered to be at high risk of EVD. These include entry screening of travellers at selected points, health facility and community-based EVD surveillance, and community engagement,” the agency said
    The money would help to strengthen surveillance and increase infection prevention.
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      Via Twitter, dr Otim Patrick


      Preliminary test in Juba using Genxepert was negative for Ebola Zaire. I will check if the PCR results are back from Uganda and will update.


      Sorry took long to get back, currently not in Juba. The PCR result for the man was negative for EVD and other VHFS. We continue to maintain heighten surveillance access the high risk states along the border.


      That third alert was a child and yes i will update when the result is recieved.


      We had one yellow fever case confirmed on PCR in Sakure Payam of Nzara county in November 2018. Additional investigation yielded 2 more convalescent cases on serology in sakure. Reactive vaccination planned. ICGreleased vaccines last week and preparations are in final stages.
      “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
      Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

      ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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