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Rapid risk assessment: Ebola virus disease outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo – fourth update

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control ECDC, (2019)


As of 10 April 2019, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has reported 1 206 Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases, including 1 140 confirmed and 66 probable cases, resulting in an overall case fatality of 63%. Eighty-seven healthcare workers are among the confirmed cases, including 31 deaths. Since mid-March, the weekly number of cases has increased to more than 50, ranging from 52–73 cases. Viral circulation in the community is persistent, but the epidemiological situation varies among affected health zones. While the majority of the cases have been reported in urban settings, there are cases in rural health zones surrounding urban centres, suggesting transmission ongoing in these areas.
https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/sites/portal/files/docu...


WHO and Uganda Red Cross society sign agreement to strengthen Ebola screening at Points of Entry

World Health Organization WHO, Regional Office for Africa, (2019)


The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Uganda Red Cross Society today signed an agreement to strengthen the screening of travellers at 25 points of entry in eight districts on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The support will also go towards training 229 frontline health workers and volunteers on infection prevention and control.
https://afro.who.int/news/who-and-uganda-red-cross...


Inside efforts to prevent a regional Ebola crisis in central Africa

Fistin Mahamba, Eds.: IRIN, (2019)


Six months since the start of Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak – the second worst in history, with more than 400 people dead – this special report evaluates efforts to prevent the disease from spreading internationally and sparking a regional crisis
https://www.irinnews.org/special-report/2019/01/16...


Ebola virus disease outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo – first update 4 October 2018

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control ECDC, (2018)


This rapid risk assessment addresses the public health risk associated with the current Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its implications for EU/EEA citizens.
https://ecdc.europa.eu/sites/portal/files/document...


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