Population Mobility Mapping (PMM) and Flow Monitoring (FMP) at border-crossings and in the affected province
Points of Entry (POE) surveillance (health screening, risk communication, hand washing and hygiene promotion)
Cross-border coordination between DRC, Republic of Uganda (Uganda) and Republic of Rwanda (Rwanda)
A total of 149 cases of haemorrhagic fever were reported in the
region, 118 confirmed and 31 probable.
- Of the 118 confirmed, 69 died and 40 are cured.
- 12 suspected cases are under investigation.
- 2 new confirmed cases, including 1 in Beni and 1 in Mabalako [North
- A confirmed case of Beni, who had escaped from a hospital before
being transferred to the Ebola treatment center, was found in an
unsecured part of the Kalunguta health zone [North Kivu]. Discussions
are under way with the village chief and the health zone management
team so that this case can be safely retrieved.
- 1 confirmed case death in Butembo [North Kivu]
The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains active. Although substantial progress has been made to limit the spread of the disease to new areas and the situation in Mangina (Mabalako Health Zone) is stabilizing, the cities of Beni and Butembo have become the new hotspot. Since the last Disease Outbreak News (data as of 12 September), five new confirmed EVD cases were reported: four from Beni and one from Butembo health zones. All have been linked to ongoing transmission chains within these respective communities