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    DR Congo: 23 die of cholera in Eastern DRC
    News - Africa news .Kinshasa, DR Congo - The cholera epidemic which broke out 10 days ago in Kisangani, the administrative district of the Eastern province, in DRC's North-East, has left 23 dead out of the 159 reported cases, according to local hospital sources. Those affected by cholera present clinical signs of diarrhoea followed by vomiting.


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    Re: DR Congo: 27 die of cholera in Eastern DRC

    French to English translation (Google)

    Kisangani: cholera killed four more in a day

    Published 10 hours, 24 minutes under News, The One, Eastern Province, Health.

    Cholera epidemic caused by the space of a day, four more deaths in the city of Kisangani in Orientale Province. The record now stands at twenty-seven deaths on the two hundred twenty-eight cases recorded.

    This epidemic has been raging since last week has now spread in all districts of the city. Until then, it was limited to only three entities: Lubunga, and Kabondo Mangobo.

    The six districts of the city of Kisangani are currently affected by cholera, which was previously limited only to three entities: Lubunga, and Kabondo Mangobo.

    According to Dr. Jean-Marc Mambidi, the town of Lubunga is most affected with over a hundred and fifty cases with nineteen deaths.

    The provincial medical inspector, Dr. Jean-Marc Mambidi advises strengthening the awareness in respect of hygiene measures.

    The provincial Minister of Health, Angela Uvon insists on preventive measures to be observed to avoid contamination.

    As for those already infected, Angela Uvon advises families to send urgently a referral hospital where care is provided free to this category of patients.

    http://radiookapi.net/actualite/2011/03/16/kisangani-le-cholera-fait-quatre-morts-de-plus-en-une-journee/
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    • #3
      Re: DR Congo: 27 die of cholera in Eastern DRC

      DR Congo: 36 die of cholera in Eastern DRC
      News - Africa news .Kinshasa, DR Congo - A cholera epidemic claimed 36 lives, out of the 645 affected, between 27 February and 26 March in Kisangani, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN Office for humanitarian affairs (OCHA) said. It said new cases were being recorded, as preventive vaccines were not available and drugs to treat those affected were scarce. OCHA also said about 20 people had died of meningitis since early this year in the same province.


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      • #4
        Re: DR Congo: 2011 Cholera outbreaks

        Source: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp...12bcf84543e.91

        29 dead in DR Congo cholera outbreak

        (AFP) – 4 hours ago

        KINSHASA — At least 29 people have been killed in an outbreak of cholera in the western Bolobo region of the Democratic Republic of Congo since the end of May, health authorities said Wednesday.

        The fatalities formed part of a total of 483 cholera cases which have been registered in Bolobo since May 31, said Delly Mangombo, the chief medical officer for the region in Bandundu province.

        "Bolobo has an ongoing problem with its drinking water," Mangombo told AFP.

        "The whole population gets its water from the river (Congo) and whenever there is low water of the river, there is always diarrhoea," he said, adding that it was the fifth major outbreak in the region in 50 years...

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        • #5
          Re: DR Congo: 2011 Cholera outbreaks

          Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...75L5NI20110622

          Congo cholera outbreak spreads to populous capital
          KINSHASA | Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:12pm EDT

          KINSHASA (Reuters) - A cholera epidemic that has already killed 32 people in Democratic Republic of Congo has spread to the capital Kinshasa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

          Three cases of the deadly waterborne disease have been confirmed since last week in Kinshasa, home to at least 9 million people, many of whom live in cramped, unsanitary conditions.

          "If there's an epidemic here it will be very, very dangerous," said Eugene Kabambi, communications officer for the WHO. "People are living in very precarious conditions, there are zones along the river which are very exposed..."

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          • #6
            Re: DR Congo: 2011 Cholera outbreaks

            MSF warns of cholera epidemic in DR Congo

            01/07/2011

            Cholera has claimed 153 lives out of 2,787 cases in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the provinces, Doctors without Borders (MSF) said Friday, warning of an epidemic
            ...
            "If the epidemic spreads in Kinshasa, where the port daily handles thousands of navigation operations upstream and downstream, the consequences for the population of the capital will be disastrous," MSF coordinator Luis Encinas said in a statement.
            ...
            "All the conditions are there for an epidemic to erupt, this is extremely worrying," warned Laurence Sailly, deputy medical coordinator of MSF in the DR Congo, also quoted in the statement.

            Full text:
            http://wires.univision.com/english/a...olera-epidemic
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            • #7
              Re: DR Congo: 2011 Cholera outbreaks

              French to English translation

              Cholera in DRC: 116 dead in one month
              AFP
              08/07/2011 | Updated: 15:21 reacting at least 116 people died of cholera since June of 1796 reported cases in three provinces of north-west of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), bordered by the Congo River , today announced the Ministry of Health.

              An earlier report jointly given in late June by the Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported 75 deaths out of 1268 cases in these three regions.

              "To date, the cases reported to Bolobo (Bandundu Province, west), the epicenter of the epidemic, are reduced, but tend to spread to areas of health and Mushi Yumbi where there are 66 deaths of 1236 cases, "said Minister of Health, Victor Makwenge Kaput, at a press conference.

              He said in the capital Kinshasa, "the disease is still localized in Maluku and Kingabwa with 35 cases including 6 deaths", while in Ecuador (northwest), it "spreads Mbandaka (capital) and Makanza, 220 km distant, where 525 cases including 66 deaths "were recorded.

              "The case fatality rate overall rose 6.5% while the threshold set by WHO is 1%," said the minister, explaining the increase by the lack of public information and innaccessibilité certain areas of health.

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              http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/20...en-un-mois.php
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              • #8
                Re: DR Congo: 2011 Cholera outbreaks

                French to English translation

                Ecuador: the cholera outbreak continues to spread
                Published 47 minutes, under News, Ecuador, Health.

                Fifteen new cases of cholera were recorded in the night of Monday to Tuesday, July 12 in Mbandaka, the capital of Equateur province. To date, at least 540 cases in total including 47 deaths were recorded throughout the province of Ecuador, according to medical sources. In May 2011, the cholera epidemic was declared in Ecuador. When the epidemic was declared in May, ten health zones were affected, said the provincial medical inspector of Ecuador, Dr. Joseph Mboyo Lipoko.

                Currently, fourteen health zones along the river are affected by cholera, he said.

                A provincial inspection of Health is concerned that organized the response does not seem to slow the spread of the epidemic.

                In addition, Dr. Joseph Mboyo indicates that new cases of diarrhea are reported to Bomongo, Djombo, and Irebu Apimo.

                Without a prior analysis laboratory, said he, these cases can not be assimilated to cholera.

                It also regrets the lack of care for patients of cholera living in areas far from urban centers of Ecuador.

                Dr. Joseph Mboyo says his teams do not have the logistics to deliver drugs fast in areas of health affected by the epidemic, including Lukolela, Lisala, and Bosonzo Apimo.


                http://radiookapi.net/actualite/2011...a-se-propager/
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                • #9
                  Re: DR Congo: 2011 Cholera outbreaks

                  Chinese - detected to English translation

                  Congo (DRC) measles, cholera more than 1,300 people dead

                  Time: 2011-07-13 16:44:27 Source: China Economic Net to comment>>
                  Keywords: Measles epidemic cholera cases of the Congo River Eastern Province
                  Summary: World Health Organization, 12, said that since October last year, central African countries of Congo (DRC) outbreaks of measles outbreaks this year, the resurgence of cholera in March, two infectious diseases have caused more than 1,300 people dead. Jasa Tipsarevic said, in March this year, the Congo River city of Kisangani, the capital of the eastern province cholera epidemic, after the Congo River through the Equateur province, Bandundu province and Kinshasa successive discovery of new cases of cholera, As of Feb. 8, the Congo (DRC) health departments confirmed 3245 cases of cholera and 192 deaths.

                  World Health Organization, 12, said since last October, central African countries of Congo (DRC) outbreaks of measles outbreaks this year, the resurgence of cholera in March, two infectious diseases have caused more than 1,300 people dead.

                  World Health Organization spokesman Tariq Jasa Tipsarevic Palais des Nations in Geneva the same day at a regular press conference that the Congo (DRC) measles epidemic began in October last year, a total of 11.5 million people infected with measles, killing 1145 people death, present, except in the west and northeast of the capital Kinshasa, Orientale province yet found the measles epidemic, the epidemic are reported elsewhere.

                  Jasa Tipsarevic said, in March this year, the Congo River city of Kisangani, the capital of the eastern province cholera epidemic, after the Congo River through the Equateur province, Bandundu province and Kinshasa successive discovery of new cases of cholera, As of Feb. 8, the Congo (DRC) health departments confirmed 3245 cases of cholera and 192 deaths. (Xinhua)

                  http://news.china.com.cn/rollnews/20...nt_8895614.htm
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                    Re: DR Congo: 2011 Cholera outbreaks

                    Cholera deaths reported in DR Congo as disease infects thousands – UN

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                    Cholera beds

                    13 July 2011 –

                    More than 3,000 cases of cholera have been reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since March, the United Nations reported today, saying that the disease had claimed the lives of 192 people since it was first reported in the north-eastern city of Kisangani, from where it spread downstream along River Congo.

                    The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are helping the Government to organize hygiene promotion campaigns, set up water chlorination points and to ensure that those infected get free treatment, the spokesperson for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Martin Nesirky, told reporters at UN Headquarters.

                    The disease has spread to the provinces of Equateur, Bandundu and the capital, Kinshasa.

                    The UN Office for the Coordination of the Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), meanwhile, reported that although Bandundu remains the worst affected province – with 1,271 cases and 72 deaths as of 4 July – cholera has been spreading quickly in Kinshasa.

                    Cholera is an acute intestinal infection caused by eating food or drinking water contaminated with the bacterium known as vibrio cholerae. The disease has a short incubation period and produces a toxin that causes continuous watery diarrhoea, a condition that can quickly lead to severe dehydration and death if treatment is not administered promptly. Vomiting also occurs in most patients.

                    The disease remains a global threat and is one of the key indicators of social development, according to WHO. While cholera no longer poses a threat to countries with high standards of hygiene, it remains a challenge in countries with limited access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.

                    http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.as...atic&Cr1=congo
                    "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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                    • #11
                      Re: DR Congo: 2011 Cholera outbreaks

                      French to English translation (Google)

                      DRC: the cholera epidemic is growing

                      Published 12 hours, 31 minutes

                      According to the latest figures provided Sunday by the WHO, more than 3,500 cholera cases, nearly 200 deaths have been recorded in areas affected by the epidemic in the DRC. These figures do not take into account endemic areas such as two-Kivu and North Katanga.

                      In less than ten days, the number of patients increased from 2000 to over 3500 over the whole of the DRC, an increase of over 75%, says WHO.

                      Bandundu province leads with more than 1300 cases of cholera. The city-province Kinshasa, Bandundu nearby, is also under serious threat, particularly because the density of its population (almost 10 million people, according to the latest estimates) and its proximity to the areas most affected.

                      These areas are, among others, and Bolobo Mushie (Bandundu), specified by the Director of the Programme against the disease in the Ministry of Health.

                      Dr. Benoit Kabela even fears that cholera has become endemic in the capital of the DRC. As for measures against cholera, he said:

                      "These are not drugs that will stop the cholera, but the best hygienic conditions because in Kinshasa, cholera is spread by human contact."

                      The same source points out, moreover, a person with cholera in nine other contaminates. And they can contaminate up to 99 others who do not present symptoms but may in turn spread the disease.

                      http://radiookapi.net/actualite/2011...80%99amplifie/
                      "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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                      • #12
                        Re: DR Congo: 2011 Cholera outbreaks

                        ..Cholera kills 254 in DR Congo: WHO

                        AFP – 7 hrs ago
                        ....A cholera outbreak has killed more than 250 people across four provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo since March, the World Health Organisation said.

                        "On Monday evening the number of cases stood at 3,729, with 254 deaths," said Dr Ayigan Kossi from the WHO in Kinshasa.

                        The epidemic began in the northeast of the country before spreading westwards, with the first cases reported in Kinshasa province last month.

                        The northeast's Oriental province has seen the largest numbers of deaths (97) followed by Bandundu (77) and Equateur (72).

                        "It is too early to say yet if the epidemic has peaked in Equateur," said Felix Tran from Doctors without Borders.

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                        http://news.yahoo.com/cholera-kills-...031559038.html
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                        • #13
                          Re: DR Congo: 2011 Cholera outbreaks, 254 fatalities

                          Congolese cholera outbreak continues to spread
                          Jul 26th, 2011 | By Bikya Masr Staff | Category: Health, Health Featured
                          The cholera outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to intensify and has spread to the neighbouring Republic of Congo as well, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has reported, as international efforts step up to combat the disease.At least 3,896 cases have been reported in the DRC since the outbreak began there in March, and in the Republic of Congo, where the outbreak was first noted last month, some 181 cases are suspected.

                          As of July 20, 265 people in the DRC have died while 6 people have lost their lives in the Republic of Congo, according to an update issued by WHO on Friday.

                          “There is a high risk of the epidemic further spreading along the Congo River,” a key transport link in the region, WHO stated.

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                          • #14
                            Re: DR Congo: 2011 Cholera outbreaks, 265 fatalities

                            Wednesday, July 27, 2011 | 18:59 Print Email

                            DR Congo: Cholera outbreak had killed 279, says UN

                            A cholera epidemic has already caused 279 deaths in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has infected more than 4,000 people over the past four months, announced today the source of UNICEF.
                            Ibrahim Cisse said that the Orientale province, in the northeast, is the most affected, with more than 1,400 cases and 102 deaths.

                            The capital, Kinshasa, recorded 124 cases and 14 deaths since mid-June, according to the same element of the United Nations agency for children.

                            Diário Digital / Lusa
                            http://diariodigital.sapo.pt/news.as...id_news=523683
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                            • #15
                              Re: DR Congo: 2011 Cholera outbreaks, 279 fatalities

                              machine translated.

                              Congo (DRC) currently has the spread of cholera epidemic killed 296 people
                              August 11, 2011 Source: Xinhua

                              Core Tip: Congo (DRC) since July, an outbreak of cholera since the epidemic is still spreading. World Health Organization official in Kinshasa Forsythe Aiyi 10 published figures, said Gan, Congo (DRC) has emerged 5088 cases of cholera cases, 296 patients had died.
                              Congo (DRC) since July, an outbreak of cholera since the epidemic is still spreading. World Health Organization official in Kinshasa Forsythe Aiyi 10 published figures, said Gan, Congo (DRC) has emerged 5088 cases of cholera cases, 296 patients had died.

                              Aiyi Gan said that in some areas such as Kinshasa, the capital, lack of clean drinking water is an important reason leading to the spread of the epidemic. In addition, many residents do not develop timely hand washing and cleaning of food habits also led to an increase in the number of cholera patients.

                              Aiyi Gan said that the Congo (DRC) Ministry of Health, Environment and Energy is the World Health Organization to develop response plans to help curb the epidemic. United Nations Mission in Congo (Kinshasa) Stabilization Mission, UNICEF and other international organizations have also sent personnel to the affected areas to carry out the treatment and prevention work.

                              Editor: Ye Qingping
                              http://news.hefei.cc/2011/0811/020084135.shtml
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