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

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

As of 3 August 2019, WHO and the Ministry of Health of the DRC have reported 2 753 EVD cases, including 2 659 confirmed and 94 probable cases. This epidemic in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces is the largest ever recorded in the DRC and the second largest worldwide. A total of 1 843 deaths occurred during the reporting period, including 1 749 deaths (confirmed cases). As of 31 July 2019, 149 healthcare workers have been reported among the confirmed cases, including 41 deaths.

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.

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