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  • Situation au (situation on the) Wednesday, August 28, 2019

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    Nouveaux cas confirmés (New confirmed cases): 7

    Kalunguta 3
    Mambasa 2
    Mabalako 1
    Mutwanga 1

    3,004 Cas confirmés et probables (Confirmed and probables)
    1,998 Décès (1,998 Deaths)

    https://who.maps.arcgis.com/apps/ops...37cce7d8fcef6c
    "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://www.who.int/csr/don/29-augus...-ebola-drc/en/
      Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

      Disease outbreak news: Update
      29 August 2019

      The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu, South Kivu, and Ituri provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continued this week with similar transmission intensity to the previous six weeks, with an average of 77 cases per week (Figure 1). In the past 21 days from 7 August through 27 August 2019, 66 health areas within 18 health zones reported new cases (Table 1, Figure 2). During this period, a total of 203 confirmed cases were reported, with the majority coming from the health zones of Beni (28%, n=57), Mandima (11%, n=22), and Kalunguta (11%, n=22). In addition, Mambasa continues to show signs of an emerging hotspot, with 16 reported cases in the past 21 days. The response continues to address these hotspots through early case detection and thorough investigation, strong contact identification and follow up, and engagement with the local communities.
      Two additional cases have been reported in South Kivu’s Mwenga Health Zone, bringing the total to six cases since 15 August. These individuals are family members of one of the recent cases. Although this indicates two generations of local transmission within Mwenga, the new cases are individuals who were under surveillance, and they were able to quickly receive care when they became ill.
      On 22 August, Nyiragongo Health Zone (which includes suburbs of Goma city) passed 21 days without additional confirmed cases detected, and all contacts completed the 21-day follow-up period. Surveillance and response activities within Goma city and surrounding areas will continue, as risks of further introduction of EVD from active areas remain high.
      As of 27 August, a total of 2997 EVD cases were reported, including 2892 confirmed and 105 probable cases, of which 1998 cases died (overall case fatality ratio 67%). Of the total confirmed and probable cases, 58% (1740) were female, and 28% (842) were children aged less than 18 years. To date, 156 health workers have been infected.
      Pillar 1 of the fourth Strategic Response Plan (SRP4) for the control of the EVD outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is available on the WHO website. Pillar 1 covers the core public health response to the outbreak. The current estimated funding requirement for all partners for the period July to December 2019 is US$ 287 million, including US$ 120-140 million for WHO. As of 27 August, US$ 45.3 million have been received by WHO, with further funds committed or pledged. Current available funds will close the financing gap up until the end of September 2019. Further resources are needed to fund the response through to December 2019 and WHO is appealing to donors to provide generous support. A summary of funding received by WHO since the start of this outbreak can be found here.
      Figure 1: Confirmed and probable Ebola virus disease cases by week of illness onset by health zone. Data as of 27 August 2019*




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      *Data in recent weeks are subject to delays in case confirmation and reporting, as well as ongoing data cleaning. Other health zones include: Alimbongo, Ariwara, Biena, Bunia, Goma, Kalunguta, Kayna, Komanda, Kyondo, Lolwa, Lubero, Mambasa, Manguredjipa, Masereka, Musienene, Mutwanga, Mwenga, Nyankunde, Nyiragongo, Oicha, Pinga, Rwampara, Tchomia, and Vuhovi.
      Figure 2: Confirmed and probable Ebola virus disease cases by week of illness onset by health zone. Data as of 27 August 2019*




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      Table 1: Confirmed and probable Ebola virus disease cases, and number of health areas affected, by health zone, North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo, data as of 27 August 2019**




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      **Total cases and areas affected based during the last 21 days are based on the initial date of case alert and may differ from date of confirmation and daily reporting by the Ministry of Health.
      Public health response

      For further information about public health response actions by the Ministry of Health, WHO, and partners, please refer to the latest situation reports published by the WHO Regional Office for Africa: WHO risk assessment

      WHO continuously monitors changes to the epidemiological situation and context of the outbreak to ensure that support to the response is adapted to the evolving circumstances. The last assessment, carried out on 5 August 2019, concluded that the national and regional risk levels remain very high, while global risk levels remain low.
      The response to the EVD outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo remains challenged by continued insecurity, unrest, pockets of community resistance and funding shortfalls. The high proportion of community deaths, relatively low proportion of new cases who were known contacts under surveillance, existence of transmission chains linked to possible nosocomial infection, persistent delays in detection and isolation of cases, and challenges in accessing some communities due to insecurity and pockets of community reticence are all factors increasing the likelihood of further chains of transmission in affected communities.
      While response strategies keep evolving to adapt to the local context, capacities for operational readiness and preparedness should continue to be enhanced and sustained in non-outbreak affected areas including neighbouring countries. WHO is calling for a more coordinated approach in which NGOs and UN partners collectively accelerate all activities, with all partners being accountable for their role in the response within the common goal of ending the outbreak.
      The factors mentioned above, coupled with high rates of population movement from outbreak-affected areas to other parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and across porous borders to neighbouring countries, increase the risk of geographical spread – both within the Democratic Republic of the Congo and to neighbouring countries. Conversely, substantive operational readiness and preparedness activities in a number of neighbouring countries have increased capacity to rapidly detect cases and mitigate local spread. These efforts must continue to be scaled-up and sustained.
      WHO advice

      WHO advises against any restriction of travel to, and trade with, the Democratic Republic of the Congo based on the currently available information. There is currently no licensed vaccine to protect people from the Ebola virus. Therefore, any requirements for certificates of Ebola vaccination are not a reasonable basis for restricting movement across borders or the issuance of visas for travellers to/from the affected countries. WHO continues to closely monitor and, if necessary, verify travel and trade measures in relation to this event. Currently, no country has implemented travel measures that significantly interfere with international traffic to and from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Travellers should seek medical advice before travel and should practice good hygiene. Further information is available in the WHO recommendations for international traffic related to the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
      For more information, please see:

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      • Dr. Robert R. RedfieldVerified account @CDCDirector 5m5 minutes ago More



        .@CDCgov has recently doubled the number of #Ebola outbreak response experts in #DRC and will have 30 responders on ground by 9/1 to work on case investigation, contact tracing, disease tracking, community engagement, laboratory testing, border health, and more.

        "May the long time sun
        Shine upon you,
        All love surround you,
        And the pure light within you
        Guide your way on."

        "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
        Aristotle

        “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
        Mohandas Gandhi

        Be the light that is within.

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        • Situation au (situation on the) Thursday, August 29, 2019

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          Cas confirmés et probables (Confirmed and probables) 3,017

          Cas confirmés (Confirmed) 2,912
          Cas probables (Probables) 105
          Cas suspects (Suspected cases) 416

          2,006 Décès (2,006 Deaths)
          902 survivants (902 survivors)

          Nouveaux cas confirmés New confirmed cases: 13

          Mambasa 3
          Mutwanga 3
          Kalunguta 2
          Beni 1
          Butembo 1
          Katwa 1
          Mandima 1
          Musienene 1


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          "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-Ebola: In total, 50 contacts are listed around the case of the 9-year-old girl who died in Uganda

            Saturday, August 31st 2019 - 12:25

            ACTUALITE.CD

            The technical secretariat of the Ebola response identified 50 people in Lubiriha, North Kivu, who had been in contact with the 9-year-old girl who died Friday in Uganda. Of these contacts, seven people are considered front-line contacts.

            The girl was from Lubiriha health area (Majengo) located in Mutwanga health zone in North Kivu province.

            The response team explained that she was co-patient of a case that had died and was confirmed on August 16, 2019 at Umoja health post, during the period from August 10 to 16, 2019, who had refused to be followed and vaccinated.

            Since the beginning of the epidemic, the cumulative number of cases is 3,017, of which 2,912 are confirmed and 105 are probable. In total, there were 2,015 deaths (1,910 confirmed and 105 probable) and 902 people healed. Currently 399 suspected cases under investigation.

            The same source indicates that this child had been brought to Uganda by her mother on August 28, 2019 after reoccurrence of the fever associated with asthenia and diarrhea, whereas from 24 to 27 of the same month, she had been consulted on an outpatient basis. at the Sinai Pamusi clinic with a slight improvement.

            Japhet Toko

            https://www.actualite.cd/2019/08/31/...-9-ans-decedee
            "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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              Ituri: 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in Mambasa

              Posted on Mon, 02/09/2019 - 15:52 | Edited Mon, 02/09/2019 - 15:52

              Three new confirmed cases of EVD were recorded on Saturday and Sunday, 1 September, in the Mambasa Health Zone. The information was given this Monday, September 2nd by the provincial coordinator of the response to this epidemic, Christophe Shako.

              According to him, these cases bring to ten the number of registered patients, four of whom died within a week in this environment. In total, he notes, 36 Ebola cases, 14 of which have already been recorded since July in the same health zone.

              Of the last three cases, there is a 40-year-old man from Mane, accompanied by his wife and four children. The man died on Saturday in Mambasa center. Two of her children who were showing signs of Ebola were transferred on Sunday 1 September to the Ebola treatment center in Komanda.

              According to Christophe Shako, the coordinator of the Ituri response, these two children, one of whom is two years old, are all reported this morning with the Ebola virus disease. This significant rise in confirmed cases of Ebola in the health zone of Mambasa in recent days worries the teams of the response. Christophe Shako calls on the community to work together to stop this rapid spread of the epidemic.

              The mother of these children is currently under observation at the Mayuwano treatment center in Komanda, the source said.

              https://www.radiookapi.net/2019/09/0...firmes-mambasa
              "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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                SUBJECT: EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SITUATION IN THE PROVINCES OF NORTH KIVU AND ITURI AT 02
                SEPTEMBER 2019


                Date: Tuesday, 03 September 2019

                Since the beginning of the epidemic, the cumulative number of cases is 3,043, of which 2,934 are confirmed and 109 are probable.

                In total, there were 2,045 deaths (1,936 confirmed and 109 probable) and 905 people healed.

                 327 suspected cases under investigation;

                 4 new probable cases in North Kivu, including 2 in Butembo and 2 in Kalunguta;

                 3 new confirmed cases, including:
                o 1 in North Kivu in Kalunguta;
                o 2 in Ituri, including 1 in North Kivu in Mambasa and 1 in Ituri in Mandima.

                 6 new confirmed case deaths, including 5 in North Kivu and 1 in Ituri:
                o 2 community deaths, including 1 in North Kivu in Kalunguta and 1 in Ituri in Mandima;
                o 4 deaths in CTEs in North Kivu, including 1 in Beni, 1 in Mabalako, 1 in Butembo and 1 in
                in Katwa.

                 3 cured people released from ETCs, including 2 in North Kivu, including 1 in Butembo and 1 in Katwa, as well as
                than 1 in Mwenga.

                 No health worker is among the newly confirmed cases. The accumulation of cases
                Confirmed / probable among health workers is 156 (5% of all confirmed / probable cases), including 41 deaths.
                ...
                https://www.dropbox.com/s/t6w9kq6w9m...02019.pdf?dl=0
                "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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                  SUBJECT: EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SITUATION IN THE PROVINCES OF NORTH KIVU AND ITURI AT 03
                  SEPTEMBER 2019

                  Date: Wednesday, 04 September 2019

                  Since the beginning of the epidemic, the cumulative number of cases is 3,049, of which 2,940 are confirmed and 109 are probable. the
                  In total, there were 2,050 deaths (1,941 confirmed and 109 probable) and 912 people healed.

                   444 suspected cases under investigation;

                   6 new confirmed cases, including:
                  o 4 in North Kivu, including 2 in Kalunguta, 1 in Katwa and 1 in Kayna;
                  o 2 in Ituri, including 1 in Mambasa and 1 in Mandima.

                   5 new confirmed deaths, including 3 in North Kivu and 2 in Ituri:
                  o 3 community deaths, including 1 in North Kivu in Katwa and 2 in Ituri, including 1 in
                  Mambasa and 1 in Mandima;
                  o 2 deaths in CTEs in North Kivu, including 1 in Katwa and 1 in Mabalako.

                   1 suspect death MVE was recorded this 03 September 2019 in Walikale, North Kivu. The
                  general coordination of the response is being deployed by an intervention team
                  fast (EIR).

                   1 person healed out of CTE in Ituri in Komanda.
                  ...

                  https://www.dropbox.com/s/atw89ess5l...02019.pdf?dl=0
                  "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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                    SUBJECT: EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SITUATION IN THE PROVINCES OF NORTH KIVU AND ITURI AT 04
                    SEPTEMBER 2019


                    Date: Thursday, 05 September 2019

                    Since the beginning of the epidemic, the cumulative number of cases is 3,054, of which 2,945 are confirmed and 109 are probable.

                    In total, there were 2,052 deaths (1,943 confirmed and 109 probable) and 914 people healed.

                     405 suspected cases under investigation;

                     5 new confirmed cases, including:
                    o 3 in North Kivu, including 1 in Butembo, 1 in Kalunguta and 1 in Mutwanga;
                    o 2 in Ituri, including 1 in Mambasa and 1 in Mandima.

                     2 new confirmed deaths, including 1 in North Kivu and 1 in Ituri:
                    o 1 community deaths in Ituri in Mambasa;
                    o 1 death in CTEs in North Kivu in Mabalako.

                     The first removal of the suspected case of EVD in Walikale, North Kivu, was negative.

                     2 people cured out of CTE in North Kivu in Beni.

                     No health worker is among the newly confirmed cases. The accumulation of cases
                    confirmed / probable among health workers is 156 (5% of all cases
                    confirmed / probable), including 41 deaths.

                    FOCUS

                    One month of activities of the Technical Secretariat of the Multisectoral Committee for the Response to Virus Disease
                    Ebola in North Kivu and Ituri

                     Since 26 July 2019, the Technical Secretariat of the Multisectoral Committee for the Response to
                    the Ebola Virus Disease has taken office to end the Virus Disease epidemic
                    Ebola that has been raging for a year and a month already in the DRC, particularly in the provinces of
                    North and South Kivu, as well as in Ituri;

                     Immediately after delivery and resumption with the former coordination of the MVE response, the Secretary
                    Professor Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum, accompanied by the entire team of
                    Secretariat, went to the headquarters of the General Coordination of the Goma Response in
                    North Kivu;

                     On site, the team toured two border crossings called Large and Small Barriers in
                    the purpose of inquiring about the evolution of the epidemic on the ground and, thus, putting in place strategies
                    that can quickly put an end to this 10th epidemic;

                     They organized the overall coordination of the response, providing it with the means to
                    financial and technical aspects, and by regularizing the administrative situation of staff deployed on
                    field ;

                     In terms of the results of this first month of work, we can note a greater involvement and
                    the appropriation of the response by the politico-administrative authority and the community,
                    all levels. What constitutes a remarkable innovation and whose materialization is the
                    great walk that gathered more than 6000 people in Goma. This march was organized by
                    the governor of North Kivu who until then continues to make efforts alongside the teams
                    response to a common goal, including ending the most serious epidemic
                    deadly Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo;

                     However, there are still several challenges to overcome this epidemic. This is between
                    others of the high mobility of people with as a solution the strengthening of
                    Entry Points (POE) and Control Points (POC) thanks to geolocation.

                     Another challenge is the poor control of the infection due to the number of structures
                    unreliable health. This can be remedied by improving coverage and quality
                    care and regulation of health posts by the Provincial Inspectorate of Health.

                     The challenge of insecurity preventing the response teams from working well, thus limiting the
                    speed of interventions is one of the biggest challenges of the response;

                     Nevertheless, the Technical Secretariat is already recording some improvements,
                    fall in the numbers of community deaths, improved follow-up of contacts for a
                    complete investigation, where all the people constituting the chain around a confirmed case
                    are detected. We note here that the Entry and Control Points manage to retain several cases
                    contacts, suspects or confirmed before transferring them to the various treatment centers
                    Ebola (CTE) for further investigation or appropriate management. The
                    Technical Secretariat's strategy is to do a quick test for all the bodies;

                     A new CTE has been built on a surface of one hectare and a half by the international NGO
                    MSF in Munigi, in the peripheral part of Goma, to face any eventuality. This new
                    CTE has a capacity of 72 beds with several screening pavilions. It includes
                    compartments for the nursing staff and the administration with the particularity of having
                    larger single rooms with individual latrines. Another advance is
                    adoption of the Integrated Strategic Plan for Ebola Response (SRP4);

                     Interim Minister of Health Pierre Kangudia Mbayi led a strong delegation
                    Congolese in Rwanda, on 6 August, where he flew with his Rwandan counterpart a meeting
                    bilateral agreement aimed at strengthening collaboration between the two countries to eradicate the 10th
                    epidemic of EVD, declared as a public health emergency of international concern
                    by the World Health Organization;

                     Following this meeting, WHO organized a meeting from 14 to 15 August 2019
                    transboundary border crossing in Goma with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where
                    1 year the Ebola outbreak and 4 of its bordering countries, namely Uganda, Burundi,
                    Rwanda and South Sudan;

                     On 16 August, two first confirmed cases of Ebola were reported in South Kivu,
                    territory of Mwenga more than 150 km from Bukavu, where a suspect case was also
                    reported as of August 25, 2019;

                     It should also be noted that the DRC took part in the 69th session of the Regional Committee of
                    WHO for Africa held from 19 to 23 August 2019 in Brazzaville. The DRC, whose
                    the delegation was led by Interim Health Minister Pierre Kangudia Mbayi
                    was congratulated through Professor Muyembe, himself a participant and speaker, for
                    its efforts in finding solutions to eradicate EVD. "I am embarrassed
                    when we talk about Ebola for the DRC. Ebola is not the only disease that is
                    confronted the DRC, "said the WHO DG, Tedros Adhenom, during the meeting,
                    calling on the international community to get involved in the fight against other diseases
                    such as malaria and measles;

                     The Technical Secretary of the Multisectoral Committee for the Response to Ebola Virus Disease, the
                    Professor Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum received the 3rd Hideyo Noguchi Prize for
                    Africa, in the category "medical research" for its efforts in the fight against
                    against Ebola virus disease in eastern DRC. This prize was awarded on Friday
                    30 August on the sidelines of the 7th edition of the Tokyo Conference for the Development of
                    Africa (TICAD 7);

                     In order to block the spread of Ebola Virus Disease in the city of
                    Kinshasa, a training of trainers on preparing for the response to the virus disease
                    Ebola in this city was organized by the Technical Secretariat and the Ministry of Health
                    through its National Border Health Program with JICA and JDR of 29
                    August 30, 2019. This training falls within the framework of the declaration of the tenth
                    Ebola outbreak as a public health emergency of international concern;

                     Ebola is now curative thanks to the success of two molecules, including Mab114 and Regneb3. These are two effective molecules for treatment according to detection and management
                    fast case. Mab114 is a monoclonal antibody from a collaboration of more than one
                    decade between the National Institute for Biomedical Research (INRB) led by Prof. Muyembe
                    and the United States National Institute of Health (NIH);

                     In addition to these two molecules, there is vaccination which is the best method
                    prevention to limit the transmission chain of the Ebola virus;

                     The population and health workers are expected to follow the Goma experience demonstrating that the
                    total victory over this epidemic depends on the involvement of all. This can also be the case in
                    all affected and not yet contaminated areas, including the provinces and neighboring countries of the
                    DRC, in order to release as quickly as possible the sites of this monstrous disease, that we have,
                    today, the opportunity to heal and prevent. END_*
                    ...

                    https://www.dropbox.com/s/q2y9zuwnlk...02019.pdf?dl=0
                    "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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                      SUBJECT: EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SITUATION IN THE PROVINCES OF NORTH KIVU AND ITURI AT 05
                      SEPTEMBER 2019


                      Date: Friday, September 06, 2019

                      Since the beginning of the epidemic, the cumulative number of cases is 3,069, of which 2,958 are confirmed and 111 are probable. the

                      In total, there were 2,057 deaths (1,946 confirmed and 111 probable) and 918 people healed.

                       415 suspected cases under investigation;

                       2 new probable cases in North Kivu, including 1 in Butembo and 1 in Biena;

                       13 new confirmed cases, including:
                      o 10 in North Kivu, including 4 in Kalunguta, 2 in Beni, 2 in Kayna, 1 in Butembo and 1 in Katwa;
                      o 3 in Ituri, including 2 in Mandima and 1 in Mambasa.

                       3 new confirmed deaths in North Kivu:
                      o 2 community deaths in North Kivu, including 1 in Kalunguta and 1 in Katwa;
                      o 1 death in the CTE in North Kivu in Mabalako.

                       4 cured people released from CTEs in North Kivu, including 3 Beni and 1 in Butembo.

                       No health worker is among the newly confirmed cases. The accumulation of cases
                      confirmed / probable among health workers is 156 (5% of all cases
                      confirmed / probable), including 41 deaths.
                      ...

                      DESCRIPTION OF PROBABLE CASES

                       The case of Butembo is a girl, 2 weeks old infant, who died on March 20, 2019 at the Center
                      hospitable "All is Grace" in the Vuvatsi Area (Vuthawa / Matembe) in Butembo, North Kivu.
                      She was contact of her mother, not followed for refusal and unvaccinated, which was confirmed by EVD on
                      March 14, 2019 and died on March 15, 2019 at CTE. This child was hospitalized at CH "Everything is
                      Grace 'March 19, 2019 following the occurrence of fevers, but without success. The alert was launched on
                      same day by Community Relays (ReCo). There is reluctance to burial
                      dignified and secure (EDS). 25 contacts, including 16 family members, 3 CH and 6 others
                      people have been listed around this case;

                       The case of Biena is a 22-year-old woman, unvaccinated, who died on 16 December 2018
                      home of a traditional healer who was followed on an outpatient basis, but without success since
                      December 09th. This is an unlisted contact of his mother, confirmed Ebola case on November 24
                      2018. The 22-year-old woman, accompanied by her older brother, had traveled by motorcycle on 10
                      December to Biena. She stayed in Biena until December 15 and her condition worsened
                      with haemorrhagic signs. The alert was launched by Vuvo's IT, while the body was
                      already buried before the arrival of the investigation team and EDS. 10 contacts, all members of
                      his family, have been listed around this case.

                      ...

                      https://www.dropbox.com/s/fkrrp0fwwn...02019.pdf?dl=0
                      "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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                      • Translation Google

                        SUBJECT: EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SITUATION IN THE PROVINCES OF NORTH KIVU AND ITURI ON 06
                        SEPTEMBER 2019


                        Date: Saturday, September 07, 2019

                        Since the beginning of the epidemic, the cumulative number of cases is 3,073, of which 2,962 confirmed and 111 probable.

                        In total, there were 2,059 deaths (1,948 confirmed and 111 probable) and 919 people healed.

                         452 suspected cases under investigation;

                        4 new confirmed cases, including:
                        o 2 in North Kivu, including 1 in Butembo and 1 in Kyondo;
                        o 2 in Ituri in Mambasa.

                         2 new confirmed deaths in North Kivu:
                        o 1 community death in North Kivu at Kyondo;
                        o 1 death in the CTE in North Kivu in Butembo.

                         1 person cured out of CTE in North Kivu in Beni.

                        1 health worker is one of the new confirmed cases of Butembo. The accumulation of cases
                        confirmed / probable among health workers is 157 (5% of all cases
                        confirmed / probable), including 41 deaths.

                        ...

                        https://www.dropbox.com/s/5qc0mm4gkr...02019.pdf?dl=0
                        "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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                        • Translation Google

                          SUBJECT: EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SITUATION IN THE PROVINCES OF NORTH KIVU AND ITURI AT 07
                          SEPTEMBER 2019


                          Date: Sunday, September 08, 2019

                          Since the beginning of the epidemic, the cumulative number of cases is 3,079, of which 2,968 are confirmed and 111 are probable.

                          In total, there were 2,064 deaths (1,953 confirmed and 111 probable) and 922 people healed.

                           403 suspected cases under investigation;

                          6 new confirmed cases, including:
                          o 4 in North Kivu, including 2 in Beni, 1 in Katwa and 1 in Kyondo;
                          o 2 in Ituri, including 1 in Mambasa and 1 in Mandima.

                           5 new confirmed deaths in North Kivu:
                          o 3 community deaths, including 1 in North Kivu in Beni and 2 in Ituri, including 1 in
                          Mambasa and 1 in Mandima;
                          o 2 deaths in the ETC in North Kivu, including 1 in Butembo and 1 in the Katwa CTE.

                           3 cured people released from CTEs in North Kivu, including 2 in Beni and 1 in Butembo.

                           No health worker is among the newly confirmed cases. The accumulation of cases
                          confirmed / probable among health workers is 157 (5% of all cases
                          confirmed / probable), including 41 deaths.

                          ...
                          MONITORING AT ENTRY POINTS

                           High-risk contact was intercepted at Kiwanja PoC in Rutshuru territory in
                          North Kivu. This is a 21-year-old woman who is on the twelfth day (D12) of follow-up. She is
                          unvaccinated and is a contact of the confirmed case of Butembo from 27 August 2019. This woman
                          has presented no sign relating to EVD at the time of her interception. She was handed
                          to the surveillance team who organized her return to Butembo for further follow-up.

                           Since the beginning of the epidemic, the accumulation of controlled travelers (temperature rise) at the points
                          until September 4, 2019, is 92,350,244;

                           To date, a total of 98 entry points (PoE) and sanitary control points (PoCs) have been issued
                          in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri to protect the country's major cities and
                          prevent the spread of the epidemic in neighboring countries.
                          ...

                          https://www.dropbox.com/s/mu5eibdm7m...02019.pdf?dl=0
                          "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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                            South Kivu: 20 people vaccinated against Ebola in Mwenga


                            Posted on Mon, 09/09/2019 - 13:48 | Edited Mon, 09/09/2019 - 13:48

                            Twenty people from Basile chiefdom in Mwenga territory, South Kivu, were vaccinated against Ebola virus on Sunday (September 8th) in Chowe. According to Basile's traditional leader, Kalenga Riziki, the goal is to prevent the spread of this disease in the territory.
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                            Four cases of Ebola in Mambasa

                            In addition, four new positive Ebola cases were recorded during the week of 2 September in the Mambasa Health Zone. Among the victims, there is a woman of about 40 who died Sunday in Mambasa.

                            According to Christophe Shako, the Ituri response coordinator, the three people identified as high-risk contacts, are receiving treatment at the Makayanga treatment center in Komanda.

                            He adds that these patients have escaped the response team after death a week ago from a woman, wife of a soldier in Mambasa-center.

                            Christophe Shako indicates that forty-two cases including fifteen deaths have already been recorded since July to date in the health zone of Mambasa.

                            https://www.radiookapi.net/2019/09/0...e-ebola-mwenga
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                              Ebola / Beni: Medical samples from community deaths will now be done in Mutwanga and Kalunguta

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                              Since community deaths remain a major factor in the persistence and spread of Ebola virus disease, the Rwenzori sector chief in Beni territory has just adopted several measures.

                              Now when a death occurs in the collection community, it should be done on the corpse by the response teams to conduct thorough investigations to identify the disease responsible for the death, and any burial must be dignified and secure with respect to the instructions of the deceased. public health professionals during this epidemiological period.

                              It should be noted that, the forces of this part of the territory of BENI are called to appropriate the fight against this deadly epidemic but also to convey patients to integrated health structures for better care. For the RUWENZRI sector chief, these precautions follow the need to stop the chain of contamination of EBOLA virus disease at the Congolese-Ugandan border. It is through an order made public this Saturday, September 07, 2019 during a press briefing that took place in the hut of the hotel "JOLIE REVE" of KASINDI-LUBIRIHA, that the honorable SINDIWAKO BIN VUHAKA BOZI proceeded to the clarification of these articles for the public opinion.

                              PAUL ZAIDI.

                              https://lesvolcansnews.net/2019/09/0...-et-kalunguta/

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                              Ituri: Ebola far from saying its last word in MANDIMA health zone

                              POSTED BY: RMBB WRITING 09/09/2019

                              Ebola virus disease remains active in the MANDIMA health zone in Ituri. The remaining active households are the health areas of LWEMBA and BIAKATO MINE. This information was delivered by Dr BILLY, coordinator of the response in the coordination of Mangina who was in front of the press this Saturday 07 September.

                              During a briefing in the meeting room of the coordination sub-coordination of the MANGINA response, Dr. BILLY presented the epidemiological situation of the last week from August 31 to September 6, 2019 in the under coordination of MANGINA .

                              During this period, thirteen cases of EBOLA were confirmed positive in the LWEMBA and BIAKATO MINE health areas. An alarming and hot situation according to Dr. BILLY.

                              To strengthen surveillance in these health areas, MANGINA's EBOLA response coordinator announces the installation of several entry points on different axes. Dr. BILLY has called the population to vigilance and sought the collaboration of this population with the response teams at EBOLA to extinguish the fire in this area.

                              http://www.radiomoto.net/2019/09/09/...te-de-mandima/

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                              Beni: Mayi-Mayi get vaccinated and raise awareness about Ebola in Kalunguta

                              9/9/2019,
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                              The fighters of the Union of Patriots for the Liberation of Congo (UPLC), an armed group active in Beni in North Kivu province, are engaged in the response to the Ebola epidemic which has been raging for a year and a few years. months in this region.

                              In Kalunguta and its environs in Beni territory, the fighters organize awareness programs for the population on the existence of this disease in areas where the community seems to resist the response teams against this epidemic.

                              These fighters are already engaged and are now cooperating with health workers in the health zone of Kalunguta and its surroundings. Those who go to the field of awareness first get vaccinated first says a local actor of civil society, who preferred to speak under the seal of anonymity.

                              "They are really involved. They accompany Ebola response teams. They give messages in places where the resistance of the population is observed by showing them that everyone must get involved in order to finish with this disease. Response teams use them when they want to access areas of resistance. Those who go to the field are already vaccinated. They are now in frank collaboration with the population ... ", confirmed this actor of the civil society.

                              It is worth noting that in the past days, some officials and health facilities that collaborate with the response teams were in the sights of armed men, including the Mai Mai. The UPLC fighters had already announced their surrender to the DRC armed forces and said they were waiting for formalities with the services of the voluntary surrender program.


                              MEDIA CONGO PRESS / mediacongo.net

                              https://www.mediacongo.net/article-a...kalunguta.html
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                                SUBJECT: EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SITUATION IN THE PROVINCES OF NORTH KIVU AND ITURI AT 08
                                SEPTEMBER 2019


                                Date: Monday, 09 September 2019

                                Since the beginning of the epidemic, the cumulative number of cases is 3,081, of which 2,970 are confirmed and 111 are probable.
                                In total, there were 2,070 deaths (1,959 confirmed and 111 probable) and 925 people healed.

                                 408 suspected cases under investigation;

                                2 new confirmed cases, including:
                                o 2 in North Kivu in North Kivu, including 1 in Beni and 1 in Kalunguta.

                                 6 new confirmed deaths in North Kivu:
                                o 1 community death in North Kivu in Kalunguta;
                                o 5 deaths in CTE in North Kivu, including 3 in Katwa and 2 in Beni.

                                 3 cured people released from CTEs, including 2 in North Kivu, including 1 in Beni and 1 in Butembo,
                                as well as 1 in South Kivu in Mwenga.

                                 No health worker is among the newly confirmed cases. The accumulation of cases
                                confirmed / probable among health workers is 157 (5% of all cases
                                confirmed / probable), including 41 deaths.
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                                https://www.dropbox.com/s/o4rqb2h9bg...02019.pdf?dl=0
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