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Ebola Virus Disease Democratic Republic of Congo: External Situation Report 60, 24 September 2019

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)


In the past week, from 16 to 22 September, 39 new confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases, with an additional 22 deaths, have been reported from nine health zones in three affected provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Pockets of insecurity in the affected areas, along with localised security incidents, continue to hinder response activities, including safe and dignified burials (SDB), vaccination, contact tracing and case reporting. For instance, a recent major security incident in Lwemba, within Mandima health zone is still preventing response activities in this area. Overall, these incidents underscore the need for continued and proactive engagement and sensitizing of local communities, especially in the high risk areas that may not currently be affected. In the 21 days from 2 to 22 September 2019, 45 health areas in 13 health zones reported new cases (Table 1, Figure 2). During this period, a total of 129 confirmed cases were reported, with the majority coming from the health zones of Mambasa (25%, n=32 cases), Mandima (19%, n=25 cases), Kalunguta (17%, n=22 cases) and Beni (11%, n=14 cases).
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Ebola Virus Disease Democratic Republic of Congo: External Situation Report 59, 17 September 2019

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)


In the past week, from 9 to 15 September, 51 new confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases, with an additional 26 deaths, have been reported from nine health zones in three affected provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Throughout the week, localised, minor security incidents have impacted the response, including burial and vaccination activities in Mambasa and Komanda. In addition, there was a major security incident in Lwemba, within Mandima health zone from 14-16 September 2019. The event was in response to the recent death of a local healthcare worker from EVD. Due to the violence and vandalism that occurred during the incident, all activities have been suspended in the area until further notice. In addition to seriously impacting the response activities on the ground, this could lead to gaps or delays in the reporting of new EVD cases in this hotspot area. Overall, these incidents underscore the need for continued and proactive engagement and sensitizing of local communities, especially in the high risk areas that may not currently be affected.
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/ebola/drc...


Ebola Virus Disease Democratic Republic of Congo: External Situation Report 58, 10 September 2019

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)


In the past week, from 2 to 8 September, 45 new confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases, with an additional 35 deaths, have been reported from five health zones in three affected provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In the 21 days from 19 August to 8 September 2019, 57 health areas in 17 health zones reported new cases, (Table 1, Figure 2). During this period, a total of 175 confirmed cases were reported, with the majority coming from the health zones of Kalunguta (17%; n=30), Beni (17%; n=29), Mambasa (13%; n=23), and Mandima (13%; n=22). Twelve health areas that have previously been reporting cases of EVD since the beginning of the outbreak have not reported a case in more than 21 days.
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Ebola Virus Disease Democratic Republic of Congo: External Situation Report 57, 1 September 2019

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)


In the past week, from 26 August to 1 September, 59 new confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases, with an additional 45 deaths, have been reported from seven health zones in three affected provinces in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In the 21 days from 12 August to 1 September 2019, 58 health areas in 17 health zones reported new cases, (Table 1, Figure 2). During this period, a total of 193 confirmed cases were reported, with the majority coming from the health zones of Beni (20%, n=39), Kalunguta (15%, n=28), and Mandima (12%, n=23). The incidence of new cases in Beni Health Zone has improved, with seven new cases reported in the last week, compared to up to 48 new cases per week observed five weeks ago.
https://apps.who.int/iris/rest/bitstreams/1244406/...


Congo, Forgotten: The Numbers Behind Africa’s Longest Humanitarian Crisis

Human Rights Watch, Congo Research Group - Groupe d’Étude sur le Congo, (2019)


This report used the results of the Tracker’s first two years to examine the general trends of conflict in North and South Kivu, the main factors contributing to the violence, and the broader challenges for peacekeeping efforts.
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Ebola Virus Disease Democratic Republic of Congo: External Situation Report 54 11 August 2019

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)


As of 11 August2019, a total of 2831 EVD cases were reported, including 2737confirmed and 94 probable cases, of which 1892 cases died(overall case fatality ratio 67%).Of the total confirmed and probable cases with reported sex and age, 57% (1601)were female, and 29% (810)were children aged less than 18 years. Cases continue to be reported among health workers, with the cumulative number infected rising to 151 (5%of all confirmed and probable cases)
https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/326343


WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 31: 29 July – 4 August 2019 Data as reported by 17:00; 4 August 2019

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)


Measles in Democratic Republic of the Congo; Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo; Humanitarian crisis in Northeast Nigeria; Measles in Central African Republic. For each of these events, a brief description, followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.
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