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Ebola Update: 49 confirmed and probable cases



The Democratic Republic of the Congo (MOH) Ministry of Health has provided updated information on the outbreak of Ebola virus in North Kivu province, which indicates that 49 cases of haemorrhagic fever have been reported in recent years Region, 22 confirmed and 27 likely

  Ebola image / NIAID
Ebola image / NIAID

53 suspected cases are investigated

A new confirmed EVD death has been reported in Beni, resulting in a death toll of up to 38 ( 1

1 confirmed)

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom visited teams in Mangina, the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak. In Mangina he visited the temporary Ebola Treatment Center (ETC), where the providers explained his work. He also mentioned the progress made in establishing the Ebola Treatment Center, which is jointly managed by the Ministry of Health and MSF.

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The Department of Health has put in place practical arrangements through its World Bank-funded Health Systems Development Project (HSDP) to provide free health care in 3 health zones around the epicenter, Mabalako, Blessed and Oicha. In times of epidemic, it is important that the financial barrier does not hinder access to health care. The aim of this measure to introduce free health care in the affected areas is to get the population into a recognized health center when the first symptoms appear, thereby increasing their chances of survival.

The process of temporary release of the 74 employees of The Mangina Reference Health Center (CSR), which is the contact person, is also complete. All who have come in contact with confirmed cases are tracked for 21 days and can not return to CSR until one month later. During this time, they were asked to avoid any movement outside the area. They will be temporarily replaced by interim health professionals from other health centers in Oicha, Mabalako and Musienene

Two mobile laboratories of the National Institute of Biomedical Research (INRB) have arrived in Goma and Mangina, to accelerate the testing of samples in the province of North Kivu.


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