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    South Kivu: Two confirmed cases of Ebola in Mwenga

    Posted Fri 16/08/2019 - 11:23
    7SUR7.CD

    It is a new province in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo that has just been affected by Ebola Virus Disease.

    Two people were tested positive, as carriers of the virus in the province of South Kivu health zone of Mwenga, a few kilometers from the city of Bukavu.

    The information was confirmed in an official statement signed by the Governor of North Kivu Carly Nzanzu Kasivita and Dr. Muyembe Jean-Jacques secretary of the multi sectoral committee.

    According to the same statement, this is a 24-year-old woman and her 7-month-old son who came from Beni.

    The woman died on August 14, while her son is in isolation and his care starts this Friday, August 16.

    Glody Murhabazi


    https://www.7sur7.cd/2019/08/16/sud-kivu-deux-cas-confirmes-debola-mwenga

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    DRC-Ebola: Two confirmed cases including one dead in Mwenga, South Kivu

    Friday, August 16, 2019 - 11:58

    Two cases of Ebola virus disease have been confirmed by the authorities in the territory of Mwenga at least 135 kilometers from the city of Bukavu (South Kivu). This is a mother who has already died, and her daughter quarantined. The two people stayed in Beni (North Kivu).

    "Two positive test cases of Ebola have been confirmed on the night of August 15, 2019 in South Kivu in the Mwenga Territory, Monday's community in the Code Health Area, Kilungutwe Village," the governor said. Theo Ngwabidje Kasi.

    Theo Ngwabidje Kasi called on the population to work with the epidemic response team, "I urge the entire population to cooperate with the response teams by observing the hygienic and preventive measures", he.

    The disease declared a year ago in Mangina (Beni) has already caused more than 1900 deaths. Experts from the Data Surveillance and Security Committee (DSMB) of the Ebola Virus Disease announced Thursday, August 15, 2019 the discovery of two curative molecules against Ebola. These are the REGN-EB3 and mAb114 solutions that were being studied since November 2018 in collaboration with the NIH School of Public Health and humanitarian organizations under the leadership of WHO, Dr. Jean Jacques announced. Muyembe, who heads the technical secretariat for Ebola.

    Justin Mwamba

    https://actualite.cd/2019/08/16/rdc-...ga-au-sud-kivu







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    Ebola: Professor Jean Jacques Muyembe sets the opinion on the two cases detected in South Kivu

    Radio Maendeleo 3 days ago

    In a statement issued jointly by the Governor of North Kivu Carly Nzanzu Kasivita and the Technical Secretary of the Multisectoral Committee for Ebola Virus Disease Control, the history of the two cases detected in Mwenga in South Kivu was traced. .

    According to this release, this is a 24-year-old woman and her only 7-month-old male child.

    According to initial investigations, the woman from Bukavu was living with a host family in the Beni Health Zone, AS de Mabolio where she was listed as a high-risk contact around a member of this host family. .

    The statement said the family member was deemed a confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease on July 25, 2019.

    "On the twelfth day of her follow-up (on 06/08/2019) she was reported moved to Bukavu by the teams of the riposte then found at the PoE of Kasindi accompanied by her 2 children (M 7 months and F 5 years). During her return to Beni, she escaped the teams of retaliation and then continued her way from Kasindi to Beni, Butembo, Goma, Bukavu and Mwenga. During her journey she escaped control at the various entry points and control points following a change of identity 4 times. She began the symptoms of EVD on 04/08 in Beni then died on 14 August in Mwenga after consulting in two FOSA: CS Kangolo and Kilingutwe. The swab made on the 15/08/2019 came back positive.continues the statement.

    In terms of actions already undertaken, Governor Carly Nzanzu Kasivita quotes the dignified and safe burial of the 24-year-old female body, the deployment of the EI multidisciplinary team and the isolation of her 7-month-old son (Therapeutic molecules will be available today for his care) and a cure of EVD is part of the team to care for the infant.

    In the same direction, the press release states that more than 120 contacts already listed.

    The mission of the team EIR sent on site is to support for 1 week the Zonbe Health Mwenga, the Provincial Directorate of Health DPS and the Province of South Kivu to circumscribe the home quickly.

    The Technical Secretary of the Multisectoral Committee for the Control of Ebola Virus Disease, Professor Jean Jacques Muyembe, also reassured the population that the response teams were hard at work to carry out all the public health actions around the case, and urges him to collaborate fully with the response teams

    In the same communiqué, he reassures neighboring countries that all measures are being taken to strengthen surveillance at points of entry and sanitary control and the ongoing collaboration of his teams.

    http://www.radiomaendeleo.info/ebola...s-au-sud-kivu/
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    • #3
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      Ebola in South Kivu: Rwandan borders closed to Mwenga nationals

      Sunday 18 August 2019 - 13:36

      The natives of the Mwenga territory where two Ebola patients have been identified, have been banned from crossing the Rwandan borders by the migration services of this country bordering the Congolese province of South Kivu.

      "No to enter Rwanda if only on your map there is the name Mwenga, even for us coming from Burundi For the moment, I am in Uvira, I wait for the bus to be full but with too much suffering I was already on the border with Ruhwa and I was sent home with difficulty, I returned to Uvira to wait until the bus Uvira-Bukavu via Ngomo is filled, "complains Ghyslain Watongoka, a journalist for Radio Television Ngoma ya Kivu (RTNK), sent to Burundi for a report.

      The journalist wanted to return to the city of Bukavu this Sunday. Same situation at the border of Ruzizi 1 and Ruzizi 2 where several Mwenga natives were sent back by the Rwandan migration service.

      "It's since the morning that the Rwandan migration services refuse to cross the Mwenga citizens, and as soon as they receive the voter's card, they just look at the territory of origin, if only on the map is written Mwenga. "I am from Mwenga, I live in Bukavu but I was fired, " complains Espérance Mukambilwa, a tomato saleswoman in Bukavu.

      She crosses regularly in Rwanda through the Ruzizi border post. In South Kivu, several cities and avenues in the territories of Shabunda, Fizi and Uvira are called "Mwenga". The inhabitants of these entities have also been banned from traveling.

      " At the Bugarama border, we are also victims.Some sources reveal that Rwanda has configured the name Mwenga in their software as a red zone, the name Mwenga has become a problem because, even we of the avenue Mwenga Uvira, we are sent back, "says a resident of Uvira.

      This act is decried by Mwenga MP Blandine Kalafula, who calls on provincial authorities to negotiate with neighboring provinces of Rwanda.

      " We must protect ourselves against this disease but it must not be an occasion of discrimination, nationals like all the people from the province of South Kivu must not be intercepted and forbidden to cross the border. Mwenga citizens and we demand that the provincial government can take language with the neighboring province of Cyangugu and that measures be taken and let the population of Mwenga citizen cross the border like all other South Kivutians, "said the MP Blandine Kalafula.

      In South Kivu, the first two cases were confirmed in Mwenga. A 26-year-old woman has died. His daughter is supported by the response team.

      Justin Mwamba, in Bukavu

      https://actualite.cd/2019/08/18/ebol...ants-de-mwenga
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      • #4
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        Ebola in South Kivu: A third case diagnosed in Mwenga

        4 hours ago the essential

        The technical secretariat in charge of the response reports a third case of the Ebola epidemic in the territory of Mwenga, in the province of South Kivu. The confirmation of this third case comes only 72 hours after the official announcement of the disease in South Kivu where a death was recorded.

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        https://lessentielrdc.info/ebola-au-...ique-a-mwenga/


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        # SUD_KIVU_EBOLA : Governor @ TheoKASI has just arrived in # Mwenga territorythis Monday, August 19, 2019 to inquire about the situation.






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        • #5
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          Ebola in the DRC: a second death in South Kivu


          AUG 19, 2019
          Updated 19.08.2019 at 20:00 AFP
          © 2019 AFP

          Congolese health authorities said on Monday that they had registered another death from Ebola haemorrhagic fever in South Kivu province, the third to be affected by the epidemic in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

          "A seven-year-old child died yesterday (Sunday) of Ebola" near Chowe, in Mwenga territory, said Dr. Claude Bahizire, communication officer at the provincial health directorate of South Kivu.

          "Two other suspected cases, two women, have been detected and are admitted to the transit center of Bukavu", capital of South Kivu, he added.

          According to Dr. Bahizire, the two patients "were in contact with the woman who died last week during her visit to Bukavu for Mwenga".

          South Kivu is the first province to be affected by an Ebola epidemic declared on August 1, 2018 in the neighboring province of North Kivu, before spreading marginally to that of Ituri (north-east).

          Since then, the disease has made 1,934 deaths and 862 people have been declared cured, according to the latest figures published by the authorities in a bulletin dated Sunday.

          The Ebola epidemic, spread by direct and close human contact and with a very high fatality rate, has long been confined to these two regions.

          The first two cases in South Kivu province (one death and one confirmed case) were reported on Friday.

          The current epidemic in eastern DRC (the tenth on its soil since 1976) is the second largest in the history of the disease after that which killed nearly 11,000 people in West Africa (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone) in 2013-2014.

          The virus is transmitted to humans by certain wild animals, then through humans through direct and close contact, via the bodily fluids of a sick person.

          The efforts of the response are regularly disrupted by insecurity in an area infested by many armed groups but also by community resistance: denial of the disease, non-compliance with specific health measures (secure burial of victims in particular).

          https://information.tv5monde.com/inf...ud-kivu-316748
          "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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          • #6
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            Ebola in South Kivu: Provincial and United Nations Authorities Visit the Chowe Treatment Center. Photo MONUSCO / Alain Likota


            Aug 20,
            2019

            EBOLA IN SOUTH KIVU: PROVINCIAL AND UNITED NATIONS AUTHORITIES VISIT CHOWE TREATMENT CENTER

            ALAIN LIKOTA

            Four days after cases of Ebola Virus Disease were reported in Mwenga, South Kivu Province Governor Theo Ngwabidje visited the territory on Monday, August 19, 2019, to reassure population and realize the work already being done by the response team in Chowe, the village where a treatment center has been set up.

            It is a strong delegation composed of members of the provincial government, the Provincial Assembly, the Congolese National Police and the United Nations who landed in Chowe. Four cases have been confirmed, including three deaths. But until then, there are no new infections.

            On the basis of the efforts and measures in place, with the support of his partners, Governor Théo Ngwabidje wants to reassure not only the inhabitants of the territory of Mwenga but also the entire population of South Kivu.




            For him, there is no need to worry. On the contrary, "the population of South Kivu must be rather vigilant and participate in this common fight against this disease. "
            "The people of South Kivu must be more vigilant and participate in this common fight against this disease."
            In an effort to raise awareness, with MONUSCO South Kivu and Maniema Head of Office and other members of the delegation, Governor Théo Ngwabidje was vaccinated on the spot.

            He encouraged the rest of the population to be vaccinated and said he will fight with the partners who are there for the vaccine to be available.

            MONUSCO provides all its facilities in support of the provincial government to contain the EVD, so as not to jeopardize the stabilization efforts that the South Kivu province still needs.

            https://monusco.unmissions.org/ebola...ement-de-chowe


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            • #7
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              South Kivu: Enhanced Ebola control measures at the Kavimvira border

              Posted on Wed, 21/08/2019 - 13:49 | Modified on Wed, 21/08/2019 - 13:49

              The number of people leaving the DRC to Burundi by post Kavimvira has increased from 800 to 1300 per day since last weekend, said Tuesday, August 20 the head of the Directorate General of Migration (DGM) in Kavimvira. Ebola virus disease control systems have been strengthened in this role.

              Travelers from the Congolese territory of Mwenga, who had recently encountered difficulties on their way to Rwandan territory, headed for the Congolese-Burundian border from Kavimvira to Gatumba.

              The migratory flow has increased, confirms the head of the DGM in Kavimvira, evoking long queues observed these days at the exit counters in the morning.

              To prevent the occurrence of Ebola, a new handwashing device was installed for vehicle drivers, in addition to the old one that was made available to passengers and other travelers. However, the border health postmaster, Jonas Mafresi Mwanawabene, says control is fraught with difficulties.

              "We need a thermal camera, devices that are well suited. We have a hand washing water problem from REGIDESO to be able to conduct this activity well. And the vaccine is not yet available in Kavimvira for the personnel of the border health post, the DGM, the police and the army. "

              During his visit to Uvira last week, the acting Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in the DRC, in charge of protection and operations, François Grignon, had expressed the concern of the international community on both cases. Ebola announced in South Kivu.

              "Of course, I would say an emergency that needs to be addressed first. And we support as best we can with the coordinator of the Ebola response the authorities of the province to prevent any spread of the epidemic in South Kivu, "he said.

              An IOM team is expected at the Kavimvira border to support Congolese services in the prevention of this disease.


              https://www.radiookapi.net/2019/08/2...a-frontiere-de
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              • #8
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                DRC-Ebola: A third death recorded in Mwenga

                Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 08:28

                A third person with the Ebola virus died on Wednesday (August 21st) in Mwenga, the first territory of South Kivu attacked by the deadly virus. The governor of South Kivu, Theo Ngwabidje Kasi, announced the death from Chowe where he was staying as part of a public awareness campaign to get involved in the Ebola response.

                "It's really a problem, of the four confirmed cases (until Wednesday, Ed), three died. But the woman's child (the first confirmed case in Mwenga, deceased) is still alive, and the doctors reassured me that there is still hope to save him, "said the provincial governor.

                On Wednesday, the Ministry of Health reported 4 confirmed cases since the outbreak of the outbreak in Chowe (Mwenga), an entity located a hundred km from Bukavu, capital of South Kivu. Response teams are already deployed on the ground to research contact cases of the woman who allegedly imported the virus to Mwenga, after her stay in Beni, the epicenter of the epidemic. Will follow their vaccination.

                "For the moment, we continue with research in two health zones Mwenga and Mwana. This is 175 contacts who were close to the lady. Until then (Wednesday) we found only 87 people who have just been vaccinated. We continue to search for others for follow-up, "said Dr. Lievain Bikali, head of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), deployed in Chowe (Mwenga).

                Faced with the declaration of this Ebola outbreak in Mwenga, Rwanda had decided to close its borders to nationals of this cross-border territory. But the measure lasted only four days, because Rwanda has reopened its border posts, after threats of reciprocity from the Congolese authorities.

                Justin Mwamba

                https://actualite.cd/2019/08/22/rdc-...egistre-mwenga
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                • #9
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                  South Kivu: The response team says the suspected Cimpuda Ebola case was a false alarm

                  Posted Thu 22/08/2019 - 15:51
                  7SUR7.CD

                  After a morning of psychosis on August 22, 2019 in Cimpunda, one of the hot corners of the city of Bukavu, the Ebola Virus Disease Response Team has just calmed the spirits by confirming that the suspicious case of this morning is negative .

                  Joined by 7SUR7.CD, the head of Cimpunda's deputy district, Bebe Mulegwa reassures that there is no fear for the cimpunda population.

                  "The suspected case of Ebola virus that was reported this Thursday morning in Cimpunda has just been reversed by the Ebola response team.It turns out that the results were negative," says our source.

                  On the other hand, other concordant sources report to us that the patient would be quarantined.

                  Bebe Mulegwa urges the population to be vigilant while calling on them to respect the hygienic rules recommended by the health teams and to report any suspicious cases by calling the emergency number.

                  Isaac Musharhamina from Bukavu

                  https://7sur7.cd/2019/08/22/sud-kivu...puda-etait-une
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                  • #10
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                    SUD-KIVU: A NEW CASE OF EBOLA CONFIRMED IN CHOWE, MWENGA.

                    Posted by Kivu-Avenir | August 27, 2019 | NEWS | 0 |

                    A new EVD case confirmed in Chowe in Mwenga Health Zone, South Kivu on Monday, August 26, 2019.

                    This is a 30-year-old man residing in Chowe where he operates his fields. This new confirmed case reports to 5 cumulative cases in the province of South Kivu.

                    According to sources close to the response team, this man was in direct contact with his nephew Baraka, who died of this disease on 18 August. On August 23, he began to show some symptoms of the disease, but did not want to go to the ETC. After several resistance, the response team managed to take a sample at home and the result was positive.

                    According to the same sources, currently 20 contacts are listed to receive the vaccine, including 17 from the family and 3 neighbors.
                    ...


                    PAULIN AGANZE

                    https://www.kivuavenir.com/sud-kivu-...-chowe-mwenga/
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                    • #11
                      Thierry M. RUKATA@Thierry_RUKATA
                      8h8 hours ago

                      6th case of # Ebola confirmed in Chowe, #Mwenga territory. Accuracy of Astrid Nsuka, Communications Officer for Development @ UNICEFDRC...

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                      This new case was confirmed today in WHO Africa Ebola Dashboard:


                      Situation au (situation on the) Tuesday, August 27, 2019

                      Nouveaux cas confirmés (New confirmed cases)

                      14 new cases:

                      Mambasa 4
                      Beni 3
                      Mandima 2
                      Kalunguta 1
                      Katwa 1
                      Mabalako 1
                      Mutwanga 1
                      Mwenga 1


                      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."
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                      • #12
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                        Ebola In South Kivu: A 6th Case Of Ebola Was Confirmed In Chowe, Mwenga Territory And More Than 650 People Were Vaccinated In Two Days In Bukavu

                        HEALTH SOCIETY
                        By RADIO STAR BUKAVU 99.2 Mhz Update 28 August 2019

                        A sixth case of Ebola virus disease has been confirmed in Chowe, Mwenga territory; Astrid Nsuka, Communication Officer for Development at Unicef ​​Bukavu, is on mission in this part of South Kivu province.

                        For her, this case concerns the mother of the second deceased case. It was confirmed on Tuesday, August 27th by the Mwenga-based response teams.

                        Meanwhile, more than 600 people have been vaccinated against Ebola since last Sunday in Bukavu, South Kivu. Affirmation Tuesday, August 27, the doctor epidemiologist in charge of emergencies and humanitarian actions at WHO / Bukavu, Dr. Constantin Makakala.

                        According to him, more than two hundred and forty others are followed daily by epidemiologists of the World Health Organization (WHO); doctors, nurses and laboratory technicians.

                        Dr Constantin Makakala reported that WHO is implementing activities in the field of Ebola control, including vaccinating the population at the various health centers and at Mwenga and Kamituga hospitals.

                        Note that since the outbreak was declared in Mwenga, no case has ever been detected in Bukavu and Goma in the neighboring city of North Kivu, 40 days already without new cases of Ebola; reports the provincial coordination of the response, in its epidemiological report, published Tuesday, August 27. According to the provincial coordinator of the response, Steeve Ahuka who still calls the population to vigilance, he indicates that the last case was notified in Goma on July 14, 2019, and August 17 for the health zone of Pinga, in territory from Walikale.
                        ...
                        https://radiostarbukavu.com/2019/08/...ours-a-bukavu/
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                        • #13
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                          No patient at the Ebola Treatment Center in Chowe, Mwenga Territory

                          Kamituga, 18 September 2019 (ACP) .- The Ebola Treatment Center in Chowe / Kilungutwe in the Lwindi Commissariat Community, Mwenga Territory, has no Ebola patient since this weekend, told the local press on Monday, the provincial health minister in South Kivu, Cosmos Bishisha.

                          Cosmos Bishisha reported that of the six cases recorded at this site, three were saved and three not before congratulating all the people and organizations involved in this fight. The minister said it is still premature to declare the end of the epidemic of Ebola in the province although the treatment center is already empty and has once again alert the entire population.

                          ...
                          https://acpcongo.com/aucun-malade-au...ire-de-mwenga/
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