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    Monkey Pox-like disease threatens Kibombo population in Maniema

    Kinshasa23-11-2021Health - Already confronted with measles, the population of Kibombo in Maniema is facing the Monkey Pox which is already causing deaths.

    A monkey pox-like disease similar to measles threatens the Kibombo population in Maniema province.

    The provincial Minister of Health, Kibungi Mutanga, who announced this information on Monday, explained: “According to the investigations, it seems that there is a hunter who brought game that is to say a dead monkey who had eruptions and once the inhabitants had consumed this dead monkey there was now the appearance of phenomena which they did not understand; generalized rash so pimples all over the body as well as fever and people began to die little by little ”.

    One hundred and nineteen cases, including nineteen deaths have been identified since November 4 in the village of Wanga, in the health area of ​​Weta, in the territory of Kibombo since November 4, he said.

    For this member of the Provincial Executive of Maniema who recognizes that his province is also facing the measles epidemic which has already affected the health zones of Kunda, Kasongo and Lusangi, we must wait for the results of the laboratory to confirm or not if it is Monkey Pox. Hence, faced with all these two diseases, he invites the partners of the DRC to come to the aid of its population.

    Confirming also that no case of Monkey Pox has been recorded for two days in this health zone, he warns, however, that every day cases of measles are recorded. From where does he estimate: "Really there is need that the providers return to treat the population and for the partners it is to come to our aid. Without the partners, the province is unable to overcome these problems.

    According to msdmanuals.com, simian pox, a rare disease, is caused by the simian pox virus (monkeypox) which is structurally related to the smallpox virus and causes a similar, but less severe disease.

    The simian pox virus, along with the smallpox virus, is part of the orthopoxvirus group, adds the same source, which notes that “Despite its name, non-human primates are not reservoirs for the simian pox virus. Although the reservoir is unknown, the main candidates are small rodents (eg squirrels) in the tropical forests of Africa, mainly in West and Central Africa ”.

    Human disease is observed in Africa sporadically and sometimes endemic. Most of the reported cases have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since 2016, confirmed cases have also been reported in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo and Nigeria, which has experienced the largest recent epidemic, specifies msdmanuals.com which also notes that An increase recent 20-fold incidence would be due to the cessation of smallpox vaccination in 1980; people who received the smallpox vaccine even 25 years ago have a reduced risk of simian pox. The cases of simian pox in Africa are also increasing because the population encroaches more and more on the habitats of animals carrying the virus ”.

    Boni Tsala

    (BTT / PKF)

    https://www.digitalcongo.net/article...cc10015e57e67/

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    Maniema: A disease of unknown origin is raging in Kibombo, already 12 deaths out of more than 60 recorded cases

    12 people have died from a disease that does not speak its name in the health zone of Tunda, in Kibombo territory and 69 other patients are under medical treatment.

    The information was delivered to the press on Saturday, November 20, 2021 by Kibungi Mutangi Junior, provincial minister of health who claims that 10 samples were taken and sent to the National Institute for Biomedical Research, (INRB) and the results are expected in Kindu to identify the origin of the disease.

    “The health zone has taken 10 samples which are already at the INRB and we are awaiting confirmation. As for statistics, in total the health zone has already notified 69 cases including 12 deaths, ” he told the microphone of 7SUR7.CD.

    However, pending the results of the samples taken, health authorities have banned the consumption of monkey meat and any other meat from animals found dead.

    As a reminder, 17 deaths and more than 400 cases of measles were recorded in the health zone of Kunda, in the territory of Kasongo which pushed the government to declare the epidemic in Maniema, 2 weeks ago.

    Morisho Tambwe, in Kindu

    https://www.7sur7.cd/2021/11/22/mani...plus-de-60-cas

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    Maniema: Monkey Pox, an "unknown disease" has already killed 12 in Kibombo territory

    By Kinshasa editorial staff
    November 20, 2021 at 2:15 PM

    The Minister of Public Health, Hygiene and Prevention Jean-Jacques Mbungani announced, during the meeting of the council of ministers, held on Friday November 19, the appearance of an unknown disease called Monkey Pox in the province of Maniema, Kibombo territory, more specifically in the Tunda health zone.

    The epidemiological surveillance cell of the Ministry of Health which received the alert indicates that this unknown disease "Monkey Pox" manifests itself by high fevers and skin rash.

    According to the Minister of Health, since the onset of this disease, there have already been 69 cases and 12 deaths with a fatality of 17%.

    The most affected health area is Utshu with 29 cases and 5 deaths followed by the Dikululu health area with 15 cases and 4 deaths.

    To do this, the government organized the management of cases, the supply of drugs as well as the sensitization of the local populations on the definitions of the cases and on the measures to be taken.

    "The response device is operational," reassured the Minister of Health, quoted by government spokesman Patrick Muyaya, in his report.

    The Ministry of Health does not say more about this disease. But according to our research Monkeypox was discovered in 1958 when outbreaks of a smallpox-like disease occurred in crab-eating macaque monkeys kept for research.
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    Carmel NDEO

    https://www.politico.cd/encontinu/20...bo.html/97852/

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    Monkey Pox in Maniema: 12 deaths already out of the 69 recorded cases

    Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 10:57 AM

    ACTUALITE.CD

    12 people died from Monkey Pox in Maniema province, reports Jean-Jacques Mbungani, Ministry of Health. The lethality is estimated at 17% for a total of 69 cases identified. The most affected health area is Utshu with 29 cases and 5 deaths followed by the Dikululu health area with 15 cases and 4 deaths.

    Monkey pox is a viral disease that has been reported mainly in West African countries and those in the Congo Basin, such as the DRC. It manifests as generalized vesicular rash, fever, and painful swelling of the jaws.

    The Government claims to have organized the management of cases, the supply of drugs as well as the sensitization of the local populations on the definitions of the cases and on the measures to be taken. The response device is operational, reassures Jean-Jacques Mbungani.

    https://actualite.cd/2021/11/20/monk...as-enregistres

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    DR Congo reports 69 additional monkeypox cases in past month
    by News Desk
    September 22, 2021

    The World Health Organization (WHO) reported 69 additional suspected monkeypox cases in the past month in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), bringing the cumulative total since the beginning of the year to 8,849.

    In addition, three more deaths were recorded, bringing the monkeypox death to for 2021 to 69...

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    DR Congo: 2021 Monkeypox

    Source: http://outbreaknewstoday.com/monkeyp...x-weeks-97477/

    Monkeypox: DRC reports 600+ cases in past six weeks
    by News Desk
    September 1, 2021

    The World Health Organization (WHO) reported an additional 629 monkeypox cases in the past six weeks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

    Six additional monkeypox fatalities have also been reported.

    Since the beginning of the year through August 8, 2,523 cases have been reported with 66 deaths.

    In 2020, a total of 6,257 suspected cases including 229 deaths (CFR 3.7%) were reported in 133 health zones from 17 out of 26 provinces in the country...

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