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DRC: Red Cross: There is no Ebola in Kinshasa (July 26, 2019)

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  • DRC: Red Cross: There is no Ebola in Kinshasa (July 26, 2019)

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    Ebola in Kinshasa: a false alarm!

    July 25, 2019

    In their interventions, the provincial Ministry of Health and the Coordinator of the Ebola Response Committee contradicted the rumor about the presence of an Ebola case in the capital. But, they have recommended certain precautions to prevent the transmission and spread of this disease.

    The provincial ministry in charge of health and the coordinator of the Ebola Response Committee, Professor Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum, reassured the opinion on the absence of the case of this disease in the capital. According to these two sources, there is no Ebola patient in Kinshasa.

    These interventions contradict a crazy rumor that has circulated since July 24 in Kinshasa on the presence of a suspected case of Ebola patient in one of the communes of the Congolese capital and who would be taken care of at the hospital of Kalembe-Lembe in Lingwala.

    Despite this assurance of health services, nothing is yet certain about a likely presence of Ebola cases in Kinshasa. It is against this situation that certain precautions are recommended.

    It is advisable for the population in particular to avoid greeting each other by shaking hands, avoiding body contact, washing hands and / or the whole body with each contact, to avoid public transport where we are. too tight with possibility of body fluid contact of the other.

    About this disease, it is indeed indicated that Ebola, which enters the body through the mouth, nose, eyes, skin lesions, is manifested by sudden fever and high, very tired, headaches, pain and loss of appetite. But he is also reassured that the patient can not transmit the disease until he has symptoms.

    In the management of the Ebola patient, it is indicated that when a family member is ill, care must be taken for him while protecting himself. You have to give him plenty of water, oral rehydration solution every day, soup, tea or any other drink, but no alcohol. Do not give him aspirin, let alone ibuprofen because, they aggravate bleeding. It must be separated from the rest of the family to avoid new transmissions of the disease. "Even in a deceased person, the disease remains very contagious so: do not touch the deceased; only trained people can handle the dead; keep a distance of at least 1 meter, "say the services of the response against this disease.

    To those who have been in contact with a patient, it is advisable to control their temperature for 21 days while it is indicated that mosquitoes do not transmit Ebola.

    Lucien Masidi

    According to the Red Cross, this video circulating on social networks is fake:

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    DRC: There is no Ebola in Kinshasa (Red Cross)

    Friday, July 26, 2019 - 13:50

    The Red Cross of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) denies the presence of the Ebola virus disease in Kinshasa, as suggested by rumors spread on social networks.

    In a communiqué authenticated by ACTUALITE.CD, this humanitarian organization speaks of a video montage of bad taste and invites the population of the Congolese capital not to panic.

    " The Red Cross of the Democratic Republic of Congo formally denies this news and informs the entire population of Kinshasa that this video is a montage of bad taste, mounted with the sole and only intention to plunge the peaceful kinois into panic . We invite you to calm, "said the communiqué signed by Ms. Mitanta Makusu, Secretary General of the Red Cross of the DRC.

    Rumors that have frightened the social networks this week, report the presence of a confirmed case of Ebola in Kinshasa, precisely in the commune of Lingwala, Kalembe Lembe hospital. The epidemic declared in early August 2018 remains rather concentrated in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri where the response is conducted.

    This 10th Ebola outbreak has already killed 1,743 people. 2,592 cases are being treated and 729 people have been cured. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the disease a " global emergency ."

    Auguy Mudiayi

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    #Ebola #Kinshasa #RDCongo

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