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    DRC: Mayor and response agents warn of three fugitive Ebola cases in Goma

    July 13

    The mayor of Goma City, North Kivu, Mwisa Kense Timothée, and the response agents were alerted to three cases of Ebola virus disease that escaped on Friday, 12 July.

    These are Masika Rachel, Moanda Michelangelo and Masika Lusenge, all from Beni and Butembo.

    The mayor of the city immediately convened an emergency meeting of all the basic cadres to find these people to prevent any spread.

    The press in its diversity has been used to raise awareness of the population to find these fugitives.

    "These cases of contacts would have come from Beni to Goma, but we do not have their addresses, the mayor of the city does everything to find them, they have to return from where they came for the rest of their lives. Incubation period is 21 days.In the platform, we share information between Beni, Butembo, Mabalako and Katwa, "said Jean-Baptiste Department of Investigation in the response to Ebola.

    Also, all the chiefs of the Goma City Districts were seized to conduct research in their respective sectors.

    Mr. Mwisa Kense said that these people are suspicious and dangerous because they carry the Ebola virus.

    He has, therefore, instructed the basic cadres to report to him once one of the contacts is recovered.
    ...

    Daniel Michombero

    https://ouraganfm.com/?RDC-le-maire-...cas-fugitifs-d
    "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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    Congo confirms 1st Ebola case in city of Goma
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    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Congolese Health Ministry is confirming Congo’s first Ebola case in the city of Goma, home to more than 2 million people.

    The regional capital in eastern Congo borders neighboring Rwanda, which has been preparing for possible cases since an outbreak began nearly a year ago.

    The person with the confirmed case announced late Sunday is a pastor who had been in the town of Butembo.
    ...
    https://apnews.com/4b77473bed654ffb9...&utm_medium=AP
    Twitter: @RonanKelly13
    The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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    • #3
      Healthcare officials confirm ebola case in Goma.
      The Congolese Health Ministry is confirming Congo's first Ebola case in the city of Goma, home to more than 2 million people.
      The regional capital in eastern Congo borders neighboring Rwanda, which has been preparing for possible cases since an outbreak began nearly a year ago.
      The person with the confirmed case announced late Sunday is a pastor who had been in the town of Butembo.
      The announcement marks a serious escalation of Congo's Ebola crisis. The outbreak that started last August already is the second deadliest in history."

      https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireSt..._headlines_hed

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      • #4

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        First confirmed Ebola case in Goma, eastern DRC

        By RFI Published on 15-07-2019 Modified on 15-07-2019 at 02:41

        The announcement was made Sunday, July 14 by the health authorities of the country. The patient is currently in care, he came from Butembo, the second largest city in the province. This is explained by the Director General of the National Institute of Biomedical Research (INRB) in Kinshasa, Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe.

        "He's a pastor from Butembo, he's come to Goma already sick, he's currently in the Ebola treatment center, an isolation center. In the group that accompanied him, there are still no cases with symptoms, but there have certainly been close contacts with other pastoral colleagues, so we have to vaccinate all around these cases. We have to take drastic measures because Goma is a hub because there are international flights, there is proximity to Rwanda, daily flights to Kinshasa, so the risk is huge for the spread of this disease."

        Jean-Jacques Muyembe, Director of INRB
        15-07-2019 - By Clémentine Pawlotsky

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        http://www.rfi.fr/afrique/20190715-p...e-goma-est-rdc
        "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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        • #5
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          Goma: Ebola Patient Transferred to Butembo

          Posted on Mon, 15/07/2019 - 14:50 | Edited Mon, 15/07/2019 - 14:50

          The patient with Ebola and identified Sunday in Goma was transferred Monday, July 15 to Butembo for appropriate care. It was the governor of North Kivu province, Carly Nzanzu Kasivita, who announced it after an extraordinary meeting with the humanitarian team of response to his office.

          "I can confirm that the patient who was found in Goma has been repatriated to Butembo for his effective care. State services were mobilized to find contacts so that they could be quickly vaccinated. We want to reassure the people of Goma that the government and partners are effectively involved to ensure that the response is effective for this case of Ebola discovered in Goma. We also reassure neighboring countries that we are very committed to controlling the situation, "said Carly Nzanzu Kasivita.

          He asked the people of Goma to collaborate, giving information on all the people who traveled with this patient from Butembo to Goma.

          It reassures the population of Goma that all measures are being considered to prevent the spread of Ebola in the city.

          https://www.radiookapi.net/2019/07/1...nsfere-butembo
          "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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          • #6
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            DR Congo: Ebola patient in Goma passed away

            First publication: 16/07/2019 - 10:08
            Latest modification: 16/07/2019 - 13:43

            Text by:
            FRANCE 24
            ...
            The first case of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Goma, the largest city affected by the current epidemic in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, died on its transfer to the Butembo settlement, said Tuesday (July 16th) official source.

            "Unfortunately I can confirm the death of the patient en route to Butembo," one of the outbreaks of the epidemic, the governor of North Kivu province, Carly Nzanz, told the press.

            The outbreak of Ebola in Goma, a city of one million people, a true crossroads city in the Great Lakes region, was feared by the Congolese authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO). "Goma is a warning," said WHO emergency officer Mike Ryan in Geneva on Monday. "This is a warning because every time the disease moves, it can be established elsewhere," he told AFP.

            "Goma is a big city, where people move a lot, a lot of people cross the border from Goma, so obviously this first case is very disturbing," says Gwen Eamer, of the Croix Medical Emergency Department. -Rouge, contacted by France 24.

            "With the Red Cross, we are on the ground, we had already foreseen this situation, there we have to wait 21 days to see if there has been transmission from this case," she continues.

            The governor asked the people of Goma to "follow the hygienic conditions": "If in Goma, we behave very well, we accompany the team of the response, there will be more fear than harm".

            The concern is palpable in Goma, a city shared between its villas with magnificent views of Lake Kivu, headquarters of the United Nations and NGOs, and its densely populated neighborhoods with significant commercial activity.

            "Goma is very populated, I fear that the spread is fast.The authorities are doing everything to find all these people," worries a motorcycle taxi, Jean-Pierre, 30 years.

            The city lies on the border of Rwanda, with a port from which boats leave for Bukavu and South Kivu, and an airport with civil or UN flights to Kinshasa, Entebbe and Addis Ababa.

            Rwanda on Monday asked its nationals to avoid any trip to eastern DRC

            ...
            https://www.france24.com/fr/20190716...ainte-epidemie
            "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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            • #7
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              BUTEMBO: NEARLY ALL PASTOR'S CONTACTS CONFIRMED CASE OF EBOLA IN GOMA HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED

              Publication: July 17, 2019 Written by Rtvh Butembo

              The response teams are hard at work to identify all the contacts of the positive case of Ebola virus disease notified last Sunday in Goma.

              Statement by the Ebola response coordinator, in Butembo and surrounding areas, made this Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

              It was during a session of presentation of the epidemiological situation of this disease to the heads of the cells of Butembo town gathered in the meeting hall of the town hall.

              This case recently reported in Goma and brought back to Butembo is a contact that started his illness in the city of Beni. According to the coordinator of the Ebola response in Butembo and surrounding areas, efforts are being made to trace and break the chain of contamination in this case.
              ...
              And, for the Dr. MICHEL YAO provincial coordinator of the Ebola response on behalf of the World Health Organization, the positive case of Goma, was transferred to Butembo on the recommendation of the Congolese Ministry of Health

              http://www.rtvh.info/index.php/770-b...ete-identifies
              "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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              • #8
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                Vaccination against Ebola virus disease, an emergency for pastoralists in Goma

                By Admin

                The legal representative of the Pentecost Church of Abundant Lives (Uzima Tele), the prophet Bahati Kajagwa Miujiza, is asking World Health Organization (WHO) agents to have the pastoralists of the Goma churches vaccinated as soon as possible of the Ebola virus disease.

                It was during an interview on Wednesday, July 17 with the drafting of lesvolcansnews.net that the man of God Miujiza, said that to the eyes of the missions of pastors, which include among others evangelization and the healing of the sick by imposing their hands, as the Bible says, this practice very dangerously exposes the servants of God, he continued.

                He believes that the church today has a serious problem facing this disease that rages in the province, which can now receive a patient and in turn it can contaminate other members of the church. Since the case of the Ebola virus disease was confirmed in Goma, the number of faithful in his church has dropped significantly for fear of being infected with the disease, he complained.

                He calls other pastors to observe the measures of hygiene, installing in front of the door churches, canteens, soaps. But above all he also sensitize some pastors who think that this disease does not exist but it's just arrangements between the response team and government agents to get money.

                Anaclet Ndoole

                https://lesvolcansnews.net/2019/07/1...ville-de-goma/
                "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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                • #9
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                  DRC-Ebola: the public health emergency was recognized at the beginning of the epidemic, clarify Oly Ilunga and Ibrahima-Soce Fall

                  Thursday 18 July 2019 - 17:08

                  Health Minister Oly Ilunga and WHO Deputy Director General Ibrahima-Soce Fall held a joint press conference on Thursday, July 18, 2019 in Goma, 24 hours after the UN agency declared the epidemic Ebola in the DRC an "international emergency".

                  Both officials wanted to clarify things. According to Oly, it was from the beginning that the epidemic was an international emergency because of the risk of spreading it to neighboring countries.

                  "For us in the response, we view this epidemic as a public health emergency. From the beginning, he had a risk of spreading to neighboring countries. So that's why we developed collaborations with the different countries, especially Rwanda and Uganda. I do not know what prevailed in the decisions of the committee. And probably, the fact that there was the isolated case on Goma, it was a little bit a jump for the declaration but actually on the epidemiological level, there was no particular or opposite evolution. There is still some decrease in the number of cases, "said Oly Ilunga.
                  ...
                  For Deputy Director General of WHO, Ibrahima Soce Fall, the achievements of the response will be taken into account in order to strengthen strategies after the declaration of international emergency.

                  "The statement by the committee of experts, has nothing to do with the level of urgency that was already granted by the country. And therefore, declaring the epidemic as a health emergency of international concern is not a sanction. On the contrary, the Committee of Experts acknowledged the performance of this response. We will continue with the same level of commitment by emphasizing what worked and what did not work but also the lessons that were learned throughout this epidemic to control it as quickly as possible, "he said. number 2 of WHO.

                  The Congolese Ministry of Public Health took note of WHO's decision to declare the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces as a global health emergency. The NGO Oxfam welcomed this Thursday the decision of the WHO but calls for more involvement of local communities because she said, the priority to medical action has shown its limits.

                  Jonathan Kombi

                  https://actualite.cd/2019/07/18/rdc-...clarifient-oly

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                  Goma: Ministry of Health has identified 18 suspected cases, vaccination of deceased pastor's contacts continues

                  Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 14:24

                  18 new suspected cases of Ebola were registered by health authorities in Goma following the confirmation of the disease last Sunday in the city. The confirmed case, a pastor, died the next day when he was transferred to Butembo for treatment.

                  Apart from this information on the 18 suspected cases , the ministry had already identified 97 contacts of the deceased patient, as reported Wednesday by the Ministry of Health. Vaccination of all contacts and suspected cases continues in the city.
                  ...
                  https://actualite.cd/2019/07/18/goma...es-contacts-du


                  "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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                  • #10
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                    DRC: second confirmed case of Ebola in Goma (Official)

                    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 20:03

                    ACTUALITE.CD

                    The team of experts in the Ebola response told the presidency of the Republic this evening of the discovery of a second case of Ebola in Goma (North Kivu). This is a gold digger came last night from Mongwalu, about 70 km from Bunia (Ituri). He has been taken care of and he is isolated, announced a presidential source at ACTUALITE.CD.

                    "The population is out of danger.The situation is under control.All contacts have already been identified," Giscard Kusema, deputy director of the presidential press, told ACTUALITE.CD.

                    https://actualite.cd/2019/07/30/rdc-...-goma-officiel
                    "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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                    • #11
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                      Flash / Goma: a second case of Ebola confirmed in Goma

                      By Admin

                      A second case of Ebola was confirmed this Tuesday, July 30, in Goma at a health center in Nyiragongo.

                      He is a 46-year-old father of 10 children from Mongbwalu, 70 km from Bunia. He would have arrived in the Nyiragongo area on the 13th of July.

                      The beginning of the signs would go back to July 22nd. Look after an outpatient by a nurse. He visited the kiziba health center on July 28 for three days. It is only today that the nurse has triggered the alert with the appearance of hemorrhagic signs.

                      He is hospitalized at CTE Goma.

                      As a reminder, a case of Ebola has been reported in this part of the country. The urban authority had made arrangements for its evacuation.

                      Editor


                      https://lesvolcansnews.net/2019/07/3...nfirme-a-goma/
                      "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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                      • #12
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                        DRC-Goma: the second confirmed case of Ebola is dead

                        Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 11:10

                        Dr Jean-Jacques Muyembe, who heads the technical secretariat for the Ebola response, confirmed at the microphone of ACTUALITE.CD, the death of the second confirmed case in Goma (North Kivu). He also warned about the possibility of having other cases in the city.

                        "If the surveillance is well done, the number of cases will increase at a given moment. The intervention being there, this number will decrease as we move forward, "he said.

                        He also explained the context and history of this second case.

                        "This case comes from the area where there are mines, the forest. Certainly he was infected there. He then returned home, he lives in the Nyiragongo Health Zone. After seven days, the nurse who treated him found haemorrhagic manifestations and he had the reflex to alert us, "he added.

                        This case had arrived in Goma since July 13 from a mining area in the province of Ituri, without signs of disease, and developed the first signs on July 22, 2019, reports the release of the technical secretariat of the response .
                        ...

                        https://actualite.cd/2019/07/31/rdc-...ola-est-decede
                        "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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                        • #13

                          South-Kivu Province
                          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Kivu
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                          DRC-Ebola: Response Teams Deploy to Bukavu Port in Search of "High Risk" Case from Goma


                          Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 09:30

                          Boats from Goma (North Kivu) struggled to dock at Bukavu port on Wednesday. They are suspected of carrying a "high-risk" case. The response teams were deployed to "actively search for this case".

                          The governor of Theo Ngwabidje Kasi reassured the people of Bukavu about the management of this probable case.
                          ...
                          This morning, very early, we met again to make arrangements to protect the population. We do not know if this person is in which boat. We have arranged for the boats to be controlled while ensuring the safety of the people on board to isolate the person with the response teams that are there and protect our people. We want to reassure the population. She must remain calm and serene. We, as a government, are making every effort to secure South Kivu, "he added.
                          ...
                          https://actualite.cd/2019/07/31/rdc-...herche-dun-cas
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                          Ebola: 7 boats immobilized at Bukavu port, active search for high-risk case continues

                          Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 10:24

                          At least seven boats from Goma have not been allowed to dock at the public port of Bukavu because of the confirmation of a second case of Ebola on Tuesday at the capital of North Kivu. Response teams composed of WHO (World Health Organization) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are deployed to the port of Bukavu to look for a "high-risk" case that came from Goma.

                          Until 11:00 local time, only one boat had docked and her passengers were systematically checked by the response services who take the temperature.

                          "Travel manifests are also checked because the high-risk case is well identified. It would be, according to the authorities, a lady who was guarding the deceased patient in Goma, "told a news source at the port of Bukavu.

                          The governor of South Kivu, Théo Ngwabidje Kasi, was anxious to reassure the population of Bukavu on the management of this probable case.

                          "There is no need to panic ....

                          Crispin Mukenge, from Bukavu

                          https://actualite.cd/2019/07/31/ebol...haut-risque-se

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                          Port of Bukavu: two boats already controlled, the case "high risk of Ebola" is still not identified

                          Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 10:57

                          More than 500 passengers aboard two boats from Goma are already under control at Bukavu port where the response teams are actively seeking a "high risk" case of the Ebola outbreak.

                          "We started to control the small boat that had about 250 people on board, the second one had about 300 passengers. Now we control the third boat that can have 500 passengers. So far the case is not yet identified, "noted the reporter ACTUALITE.CD.

                          At least seven boats from Goma have not been allowed to dock at the public port of Bukavu because of the confirmation of a second case of Ebola on Tuesday at the capital of North Kivu. The passengers spent almost half a day on the lake waiting for berthing.

                          WHO, Red Cross and provincial authorities are mobilized at the port of Bukavu. This morning, the Governor of South Kivu, Theo Ngwabidje Kasi, reassured the population of Bukavu on the management of this probable case.
                          ...

                          Crispin Mukenge, from Bukavu

                          https://actualite.cd/2019/07/31/port...t-toujours-pas
                          "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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                          • #14

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                            MSF RDCVerified account@MSFcongo
                            2h2 hours ago

                            1/2 - We confirm that the patient admitted to the # Ebola Treatment Center (ETC) supported by @MSF at the #Goma Provincial Hospital on the morning of July 30, died in the ETC on July 31 at approximately 11:00 am almost 26 hours after admission.
                            ...
                            2/2-This case illustrates one of the challenges of the #Ebola response: the early detection and management of cases. This will only happen if the community is confident in the response and ensures that people with symptoms receive adequate care on time
                            "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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                            • #15
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                              Ebola: Close contact with deceased patient in Goma has not arrived in Bukavu

                              Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 15:36

                              The presidency of the republic affirmed that a lady close to the second case of Ebola confirmed and deceased in Goma could not go to Bukavu as she wished.

                              "A lady close to the victim who tried to escape for the city of Bukavu did not arrive at her destination. ", says the presidency which reassures that there is no case" high risk "in the capital of South Kivu.

                              On Wednesday, boats from Goma struggled to dock at the public port of Bukavu, where riot crews searched all day for a likely high-risk case on board in Goma.

                              The governor of South Kivu, Theo Kasi who has personally traveled to the port in the morning should communicate this afternoon on the issue.

                              https://actualite.cd/2019/07/31/ebol...-arrive-bukavu
                              "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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