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  • #46
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    North Kivu / Ebola: A treatment center vandalized by young people in Lubero

    The Ebola Treatment Center (CTE) of Masoya, in Lubero territory, near Butembo in North Kivu, was vandalized by young people angry at the death of one of their own this Thursday, March 11, 2021.

    The information was reported to the press by the provincial minister of health in North Kivu, Doctor Nzanzu Salita Eug?ne, who is staying in the town of Butembo to closely monitor the epidemiological situation.

    ?You heard that CTE / Masoya was attacked, but we are told that it was instead vandalized. By the way, these are young people from a village called Ngere, in the neighboring health area of ??Masoya. One of theirs died in isolation at the Masoya referral health center. They came to collect the body. And in this anger, they broke the chairs, the stools. And the population of Masoya, having understood the response to the Ebola virus disease, came to defend the CTE so that there was not much damage, ? he explained to the microphone of 7SUR7.CD.

    Since the resurgence of Ebola virus disease in North Kivu on February 7, 2021, the cumulative number of cases is 12. These are 11 confirmed cases and one probable case. There were 3 cured, 6 deaths (or 50%) and 3 active patients.

    During the tenth Ebola epidemic between 2018 and 2020, several armed attacks were recorded against treatment centers and healthcare workers in North Kivu. Attacks that handicapped the evolution of the response against the epidemic which had finally been defeated in June 2020.

    Jo?l Kaseso, in Butembo

    https://www.7sur7.cd/index.php/2021/...-jeunes-lubero
    "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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    • #47
      So they came to get the body, are they all contacts now? Did they take it or not? 6 dead and probably more in Ituri. It was 4 a few days ago, is there mention of number 5?
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      • #48
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        DRC-Ebola: a treatment center vandalized by relatives of a patient who died in isolation in Masoya, near Butembo

        The Ebola Treatment Center (CTE) in Masoya, where the current Ebola epidemic started, was vandalized on the morning of Thursday, March 11. According to health authorities, angry young people have taught themselves to chairs and other hand washing devices, indignant at the death of their loved one, a 25-year-old who died in isolation at the CTE.

        The demonstrators were quickly calmed down before they reached the high-risk perimeter, told ACTUALITE.CD, Doctor Sangala de Ngulo, treatment doctor at the Masoya Referral Health Center.

        ?This is a patient we received on March 8. He had fever, anemia, abdominal pain. We drove him to CTE. The same day we proceeded to the sample in relation to the suspicion of EVD. The result was negative. 48 hours later, the second sample was taken, which was also negative. So we wanted to unload it. Unfortunately, the patient died around 4 a.m. So we put the body in the morgue while waiting for the family to arrive for a dignified and secure burial. So his relatives, who came from the village, did not find a worthy interlocutor. This is how they started to break the chairs, the sinks (hand washing devices), ?Dr Sangala from Ngulo told ACTUALITE.CD.

        A team of health workers went to Ngere, the village of origin of the perpetrators of acts of vandalism to raise the awareness of relatives of the deceased.

        ?They haven't reached the risky part. But they took their bodies for burial. A team was dispatched to Ngere, 7 km from Masoya. We raised awareness among the village chief and the young people. They understood what we are doing, ?he adds.

        This information was confirmed to the Butembo press by the provincial minister of health. Doctor Nzanzu Syalita calls on residents of areas affected by Ebola to be cautious to avoid plunging the region into a health crisis. As of Thursday, 11 positive cases have already been recorded, including four deaths and two cured. But since March 1, Butembo and Lubero have not recorded any new cases of Ebola. The provincial minister of health congratulates the inhabitants and asks for their commitment to the eradication of this disease.

        Claude sengenya

        https://actualite.cd/2021/03/11/rdc-...ient-decede-en
        "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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        • #49
          bump this

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          • #50
            WHO African Region
            @WHOAFRO
            ?4h

            Ebola outbreak Situation Report (11/03/21)

            12 cases
            5 deaths
            394 contacts, 87% monitored
            1329 people vaccinated

            "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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            • #51
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              DRC-Ebola: another cured Ebola patient released from the CTE in Butembo

              Another cured Ebola patient left the Ebola Treatment Center (CTE) in the city of Butembo (North Kivu) on Monday March 15. The cured is a woman in her twenties, daughter of the second Ebola patient who died last February in Masoya, the village from which this twelfth Ebola epidemic started.

              Having presented the first symptoms, Kavugho Kalala, as it is her, had been admitted to treatment at the Masoya Reference Health Center, before her transfer to the CTE-Katwa (Butembo), for a adequate care.

              When she left the CTE, this Ebola cure thanked the nursing staff for the care during around 21 days spent at the CTE.

              ?After my mother died, her result came out positive for Ebola. She therefore died of Ebola. Unfortunately, we did not know. We had taken her clothes and mixed them with ours. I started having the first signs, including fever and diarrhea. I was first driven to Masoya (health center, editor's note), before I was transferred here to the CTE. My care was adequate. They guaranteed me care and food. Which allows me to get by today. Now I will go back to Masoya, ?Kavugho Kalala, a mother of three, whose youngest, an infant, tested negative for Ebola, told ACTUALITE.CD.

              Ms. Kalala's case brings the number of patients cured of Ebola to four, for this twelfth epidemic declared at the beginning of last February. Three, including Kalala, graduated from Katwa CTE, while the fourth, Kalala's father, graduated from Masoya CTE.

              Doctor Lina Kashibura, employee of International medical corps (IMC), organization which manages the CTE-Katwa, reassures that patients benefit from specific medical care.

              ?Here we take care of two types of patients: suspected cases and confirmed cases. Suspected cases benefit from symptomatic treatment, that is, only the symptoms they present are treated. For the confirmed, they benefit from specific medical care based on molecules including Regeneron and mAb114 or Ebanga, developed by Professor Muyembe. These are two molecules approved among the four that we tested during the tenth Ebola epidemic. At the end of the study, they were deemed to be effective, and this is what we use to treat our patients ?, explains to ACTUALITE.CD, Doctor Lina Kashibura.

              His colleague, Doctor Ruphin Matafali, responsible for medical care at the International Medical Corps (IMC) calls on residents to quickly go to the CTE to maximize their chance of recovery.

              ?This success depends on the stage at which the patient presents to the hospital. We call on the community to mobilize. Now that the disease is there, patients must quickly come to the CTE for adequate management. Now we have specialists, well-trained staff to treat Ebola patients. If you come late, you have complications, and in the complication phase, it is difficult to recover many patients, ?Dr Ruphin Matafali told ACTUALITE.CD.

              So far, 11 cases have been reported for this twelfth outbreak, including four recovered and at least four deaths. Two patients are currently being cared for at CTE-Katwa.

              Claude sengenya

              https://actualite.cd/2021/03/15/rdc-...du-cte-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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              • #52
                WEEKLY BULLETIN ON OUTBREAKS
                AND OTHER EMERGENCIES

                Week 11: 8 - 14 March 2021
                Data as reported by: 17:00; 14 March 2021
                ...

                Ebola virus disease Democratic Republic of the Congo


                11 Cases
                5 Deaths
                45.5% CFR

                EVENT DESCRIPTION

                The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu continues.
                However, there has been no new confirmed cases for the past 13
                consecutive days. The first result of the contact that became a
                suspect at day 16 of follow-up the Biena health zone is negative.
                He is isolated while awaiting the second sample. In the past 21
                days, four new cases have been confirmed in Biena Health Zone
                (Biambwe (1), Masoya (1); and Butembo Health Zone (Vutsundo
                (3), with no new deaths.

                As of 14 March 2021, there is a cumulative total of 12 cases
                (11 confirmed and one probable) and 5 deaths (case fatality ratio
                45.5%). Two health workers have been infected, 16.6% of all
                cases. Two confirmed EVD cases are still undergoing treatment
                at the Katwa Treatment Centre, while 34 suspect cases are
                being closely monitored in isolation health facilities. Four cases
                have recovered from EVD and been discharged from the Ebola
                Treatment Centre since the start of the epidemic.

                Since the beginning of the outbreak, the total number of contacts
                is 345 and of these, 286 (83.0%) contacts were followed-up.
                Of the 345 contacts, 120 (34.8%) and 225 (65.2%) are at their
                second and third weeks of follow-up respectively. The highest
                proportion (59.5%) of contacts that have never been seen were
                listed around the probable case in Biambwe Health Area in Biena
                Health Zone.

                A total of 416 alerts have been raised as of 14 March 2021. Of
                these, 411 alerts were investigated (96.0%), and 95 alerts were
                verified as true including 72 alive alerts and 23 deaths. Since
                the start of the epidemic, 1 590 laboratory samples have been
                analyzed, of which (0.7%) 11, have tested positive for EVD.
                As of 14 March 2021, a total of 1 515 people have been
                vaccinated; including 135 contacts, 450 contacts of contacts and
                930 probable contacts. Of the 1 515 vaccinated persons, (57.2%)
                866 are in Biena, (19.1%) 290 in Butembo and (3.4%) 51 in
                Musienene. Ring vaccination in Butembo health zone has been
                suspended following security threats.

                PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIONS

                WHO and UNICEF continue to hold weekly meetings to
                improve collaboration to support response interventions.
                A monitoring and evaluation plan, including key performance
                indicators, is being developed for facilitate in the process of
                being finalized.

                Psychological support was given to two confirmed cases (1
                male and 1 female) and three male suspect cases.
                Infection prevention and control (IPC) activities continue,
                with three health facilities supplied with IPC materials; and
                37 health facilities in the six health zones supported and
                assessed; 27 IPC kits were distributed in health zones in
                Biena and Musienene; and 128 health workers were briefed
                in Katwa, Musienene, Biena and Butembo.

                IPC assessment was conducted in 10 health facilities in the
                health zones of Biena (4) and Musienene (6).

                A total of 31 143 travellers were registered at the 13 points
                of entry, among which (97.6%) 30 388 screenings were
                conducted.

                Mass sensitization are ongoing in churches in the health
                zones of Katwa, Butembo, Biena and Musienene and young
                people from the Catholic church of Biambwe.

                Dialogue with seven family members of confirmed cases on
                the importance of completing of the recommended days for
                contact tracing in Vutsundo is also underway.

                SITUATION INTERPRETATION

                The ongoing EVD outbreak remains a serious concern, with
                challenges around the response, including low number of alerts
                in other affected and at-risk health zones, refusal of contacts
                seen to be vaccinated and other contacts remaining unseen.
                The authorities need to strengthen EVD awareness in the
                various health zones to support community activities including
                vaccination, alert notification and contact follow-up; and mobilize
                resources to support the different pillars of the response.

                https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/...0814032021.pdf
                "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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                • #53
                  WHO African Region
                  @WHOAFRO

                  #Ebola outbreak Situation Report (17/03/21)

                  12 cases
                  6 deaths
                  279 contacts, 86% monitored
                  1,566 people vaccinated

                  "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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                  • #54
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                    Ebola in the DRC: the countdown to the end of the epidemic has begun


                    After a worrying epidemic outbreak in early February, the DRC officially started the countdown to the end of the 12th Ebola outbreak.

                    By Alicia MihamiCreated on 24.03.21, modified on 24.03.21

                    Soon the end of the Ebola epidemic? The countdown has started in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, following a second negative test administered to the last patient. "With the second negative test, carried out on March 21 on the last Ebola patient treated, the 42-day countdown began on March 22, 2021" , announced the WHO office in the DRC.

                    This 42-day period corresponds to twice the maximum average incubation period of the virus. Since the resurgence of the epidemic on February 7 in the province of North Kivu, in eastern DRC, a total of 12 cases have been recorded, with six deaths and more than 1,600 people vaccinated, with the vaccine manufactured by the American laboratory Merck Sharpe and Dohme, according to the latest WHO report.
                    ...
                    https://allodocteurs.africa/actualit...emie-est-lance
                    "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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                    • #55
                      WEEKLY BULLETIN ON OUTBREAKS
                      AND OTHER EMERGENCIES

                      Week 15: 5-11 April 2021
                      Data as reported by: 17:00; 11 April 2021

                      ...
                      Ebola virus disease Democratic Republic of the Congo

                      Cases 12
                      Deaths 6
                      CFR 50.0
                      %

                      EVENT DESCRIPTION

                      As of 10 April 2021 there have been no new confirmed cases of
                      Ebola virus disease (EVD) in North Kivu for 40 consecutive days.
                      Since the start of the outbreak there have been 11 confirmed
                      cases, with one probable case and six deaths (case fatality ratio
                      50.0%). Two health workers have been infected, accounting for
                      16.6% of cases.

                      There are still 11 contacts who have not yet reached 42 days
                      of follow-up who have not been seen; the search for them
                      continues. Thirteen out of 17 (76.4%) of health areas in the
                      northern part of North Kivu have reported 512 alerts, all of which
                      were investigated. Of these, 69 were validated as suspected cases
                      and 49 (71.0%) samples were sent. Sampling was refused by
                      suspected patients in Biena Health Zone, and Lubero Health Zone
                      lacked sampling kits.

                      There are no confirmed patients admitted in the Ebola treatment
                      centres, and 29 suspected patients are being followed in isolation
                      in the health facilities.

                      PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIONS

                      Daily coordination meetings continue, chaired by the
                      coordinator of the pool of supervisors based in Butembo,
                      with participation of partners.

                      As of 10 April 2021, a total of 1 898 people have been
                      vaccinated; 1 169 in Biena, 360 in Katwa, 297 in Butembo
                      and 72 in Musienene. Front line providers make up 542 of
                      those vaccinated. There have been no additional vaccinations
                      in the past week.

                      Since the start of the outbreak, 3 260 samples have been
                      received and analysed for EVD.

                      On 10 April 2021, a total of 10 death alerts were received
                      and all were sampled, and five (50.0%) safe and dignified
                      burials were carried out. Five safe and dignified burials were
                      not carried out because the bodies are still in the mortuary.
                      Infection prevention and control (IPC) activities continue,
                      with assessment of 15 health facilities in Katwa, Oicha
                      and Vuhovi health zones; along with support for 37 health
                      facilities in eight health zones in Biena, Beni, Butembo,
                      Katwa, Manguredjip, Oicha, Musienene and Vuhovi.

                      Risk communication and community engagement activities
                      continue and 782 out of 901 community action groups
                      reported in the health zones of Biena, Butembo, Kalunguta,
                      Katwa and Musienene; 27 118 households have been visited
                      and 314 alerts raised; education talks have been held for 159
                      people, along with capacity building of 93 community action
                      groups members in three health zones.

                      A total of 9 127 travellers were registered at 12 out of 22
                      operational Points of Entry/Points of Control, of which 8 474
                      (92.8%) were screened, 8 462 washed their hands and 8 474
                      received education around EVD; five alerts were raised and
                      invalidated.

                      SITUATION INTERPRETATION

                      The current EVD outbreak continues to remain inactive, with no
                      new cases reported for 40 days. However, challenges remain
                      around contacts who are lost to follow-up, poor feedback from
                      health zones, inadequate financial resources for all response
                      pillars, lack of capacity for isolation at health facilities and
                      problems with integrating patients who have recovered back into
                      their communities. Additionally, security issues have prevented
                      response activities by some partners
                      . All these pillars require
                      strengthening and funding needs urgently to be provided to
                      continue robust response measures to prevent resurgence of the
                      outbreak.

                      ...
                      https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/...0511042021.pdf
                      "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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                      • #56
                        Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo declared over

                        03 May 2021

                        Brazzaville/Kinshasa ? Today marks the end of the 12th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, just three months after the first case was reported in North Kivu. The Ebola outbreak that re-emerged in February came nine months after another outbreak in the same province was declared over.

                        The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the Democratic Republic of the Congo?s health authorities and the heath workers on the ground for their swift response which built on the country?s previous experience in tackling Ebola outbreaks. This outbreak is the country?s fourth in less than three years.

                        Eleven confirmed cases and one probable case, six deaths and six recoveries were recorded in four health zones in North Kivu since 7 February when the Ministry of Health announced the resurgence of Ebola in Butembo, a city in North Kivu Province and one of the hotspots of the 2018?2020 outbreak. Results from genome sequencing conducted by the country?s National Institute of Biomedical Research found that the first Ebola case detected in the outbreak was linked to the previous outbreak, but the source of infection is yet to be determined.

                        ?Huge credit must be given to the local health workers and the national authorities for their prompt response, tenacity, experience and hard work that brought this outbreak under control,? said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Direct for Africa. ?Although the outbreak has ended, we must stay alert for possible resurgence and at the same time use the growing expertise on emergency response to address other health threats the country faces.?

                        The response was coordinated by the Provincial Department of Health in collaboration with WHO and partners. WHO had nearly 60 experts on the ground and as soon as the outbreak was declared helped local workers to trace contacts, provide treatment, engage communities and vaccinate nearly 2000 people at high risk, including over 500 frontline workers.

                        The response was often hampered by insecurity caused by armed groups and social disturbances which at times limited the movement of responders. The area where the outbreak took place is one where the population is highly mobile as people move to conduct business or visit family and friends. Butembo city is about 150 km from the Uganda border and there were concerns over the potential cross-border spread of the outbreak. However, due to the effective response the outbreak stayed limited to North Kivu province.

                        While the 12th outbreak is over, there is a need for continued vigilance and maintaining a strong surveillance system as potential flare-ups are possible in the months to come. It is important to continue with sustained disease surveillance, monitoring of alerts and working with communities to detect and respond rapidly to any new cases and WHO will continue to assist health authorities with their efforts to contain quickly a sudden re-emergence of Ebola.

                        WHO continues to work with the Democratic Republic of the Congo to fight other public health problems such as outbreaks of measles and cholera, the COVID-19 pandemic and a weak health system.

                        The 2018?2020 outbreak was the 10th in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the country?s deadliest, with 3481 cases, 2299 deaths and 1162 survivors. The country also experienced its 11th outbreak which took place in Equateur Province last year.

                        Currently there is an ongoing Ebola outbreak in Guinea, which began in February of this year.


                        https://www.afro.who.int/news/ebola-...-declared-over
                        "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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