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.
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)
The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces in Democratic Republic of the Congo continues at a similar transmission intensity to previous weeks. Since our last external situation report, with data reported up to 28 July 2019, 92 new confirmed EVD cases with an additional 59 deaths have been reported across the two affected provinces. There are currently no confirmed cases of EVD outside the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Hotspots continue to be the source of cases in other areas through the movement of suspected and confirmed cases and their contacts. This was observed on 30 July 2019 when a confirmed case was reported in Nyiragongo Health Zone on the outskirts of Goma city. This case-patient was a miner in Ituri and travelled to Goma through several hotspot areas. Two family members of the case-patient, a child and his spouse, have tested positive and are receiving care in the Goma Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC). There is currently no indication of an epidemiological link between these cases and the first case identified in Goma on 14 July 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.
Since the beginning of December a significant increase in the incidence of new cases has been observed particularly along the corridor towards the large urban center of Butembo (health zones of Butembo and Katwa) and beyond in the zone of Kayna health center located about 150 km from Goma. In addition, active outbreaks have emerged to the north, particularly in the health zones of Komanda and Oicha.
The third strategic response plan (SRP-3), which covers February through end July 2019, considers the salient points and recommendations made during the operational review of the implementation of the SRP-2 and other guidance based on lessons learned and risk analysis.
Plus de USD 6 millions de dollars du Fonds Humanitaire pour la crise de Djugu
Plus de 67 000 enfants ciblés par une vaccination contre la rougeole en Ituri
Lutte difficile pour endiguer la rougeole dans le sud-est
Persistence de l'insécurité, mouvements continus de civils
Appui d’urgence à l’ éducation à Nobili, Nord-Kivu
Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 in Angola
Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Dengue fever in Côte d’Ivoire
Humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria.
The outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo continues this past week with a similar transmission intensity. While the number of new cases continues to easein former hotspots, such as Butembo, Katwa and Mandimahealth zones, there has been an increase in cases in Beni and a high incidence continues in parts of Mabalako Health Zone. After the first reported case in the Ariwara Health Zone on 30 June2019, no new cases have been observed in that health zone. A response team deployed to that zone continues to identify contacts, engage the community, and vaccinate individualsat risk. Response support from the bordering countries of Uganda and South Sudan continuesto support operational readiness activities. Furthermore, resources are beingput towards monitoring the Uganda-Democratic Republic of the Congo border in that area
The outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo continues this past week, with a steady and sustained transmission intensity.
Indicators over the past few weeks demonstrated early signs of transmission easing in intensity in some major hotspots such as Butembo and Katwa. However, concerns remain over the current hotspots in the health zones of Beni, Mabalako, and Mandima; the concurrent increase in the number of new cases occurring in areas that previously had lower rates of transmission, such as the Komanda, Lubero, and Rwampara/Bunia health zones; and cases exported from hotspot areas into unaffected health zones. On 30 June 2019, a case who had travelled from Beni was confirmed in Ariwara Health Zone, more than 460 km north of Beni, towards the borders with Uganda and South Sudan.