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    Archive Number 20090927.3381
    Published Date 27-SEP-2009
    Subject PRO/AH/EDR> Plague - Congo DR: (OR)

    A ProMED-mail post
    ProMED-mail is a program of the
    International Society for Infectious Diseases

    Date: Wed 23 Sep 2009
    Source: The Monitor [edited]
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    The Ministry of Health [of Uganda] has launched a plague control
    program in Nebbi and Arua districts as a result of a renewed threat
    of the bubonic plague in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The
    bubonic plague has been reported in Congo's Orientale province, which
    borders the West Nile region. The plague control program is targeting
    Vurra and Logiri in Arua district and Kango, Zeu and Jangokoro sub
    counties in Nebbi district.

    Under the new plague control program ministry of health together with
    the 2 district health directorates will engage in massive
    sensitization campaigns and spraying of homesteads in 5 subcounties
    to prevent a possible outbreak of the disease.

    In the West Nile area, the disease outbreaks have been commonly
    reported in Logiri and Kango subcounties. In 2008, an outbreak of the
    plague in the 2 subcounties left 17 people dead and 90 others

    Communicated by:
    ProMED Rapporteur Susan Baekeland

    [Infections due to _Yersinia pestis_ are endemic in these areas of
    the Congo DR. - Mod.LL]

    [The Democratic Republic of the Congo can be located using the
    HealthMap/ProMEDmail interactive map at:
    - CopyEd.EJP]

    [see also:
    Plague, pneumonic, fatal - Congo DR: (Orientale), susp. 20080213.0571
    Plague, fatal - Madagascar (02): (Antananarivo) 20080114.0177
    Plague, fatal - Madagascar: (Antananarivo), RFI 20080111.0141
    Plague, fatal - Uganda: (Arua, Nebbi), RFI 20071206.3932
    Undiagnosed deaths - Zambia (02): pneumonic plague susp. 20071130.3862
    Plague - Uganda (Masindi) (03): pneumonic 20070309.0835
    Plague - Uganda (Masindi): pneumonic 20070301.0725
    Undiagnosed deaths - Uganda (Masindi): RFI 20070227.0698
    Plague, pneumonic - Congo DR (Orientale) (03): WHO 20061108.3208
    Plague, pneumonic - Uganda (Arua) 20061020.3022
    Plague, pneumonic - Congo DR (Orientale): susp., RFI 20061004.2837
    Plague, pneumonic - Congo DR (Ituri) (05): susp., RFI 20060929.2786
    Plague, pneumonic - Congo DR (Ituri) 20060614.1650
    Undiagnosed deaths - Congo DR (Maniema) (08): pneumonic plague susp
    Undiagnosed deaths - Congo DR (Maniema): hem fever susp, RFI 20050805.2274
    Plague, pneumonic - Congo DR (07): (North East) 20050315.0754
    Plague, pneumonic - Congo DR (Ituri) 20050218.0537]