The escalation of Ebola virus disease (EVD) transmission in the North Kivu and Ituri provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo continued this past week, with a total of 106 new confirmed cases reported. The majority of these cases originated primarily from hotspot areas within Katwa, Mandima, Butembo, Musienene, Beni, and Mabalako health zones.
This past week saw the continued rise in the number of Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases in the North Kivu and Ituri provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with a total of 110 new confirmed cases. Documented transmission, however, remains geographically confined, with the majority of recent cases reported from the health zones of Katwa, Mandima, Butembo, and Vuhovi. During the last 21 days (25 March to 14 April 2019), 55 health areas within 11 health zones reported new cases; 38% of the 144 health areas affected to date(Table 1 and Figure 2). During this period, a total of 238confirmed and probable cases were reported from Katwa (119), Vuhovi (41), Mandima (27), Beni (20), Butembo (14), Oicha (7), Mabalako (5), Kalunguta (1), Masereka (1), Musienene (1), and Lubero (1
A new FMP was opened in Lutaya (Yei County), bringing the total number of EVD-related FMPs within South Sudan to 14. Six additional FMPs are operated in cooperation with DTM Uganda on the Ugandan side of the border due to access issues on the South Sudanese side.
A field mission was carried out in Yambio County to scope potential new FMP locations, provide the enumerators in Gangura with refresher training and improve arrangements for data upload.
Installation of incinerators and waste pits for medical waste management is ongoing at Morobo and Panyume Primary Health Care Centres (PHCC).
Two new POE screening sites established in Lasu and Birigo were officially opened and have started screening activities on the reporting period, making the total active IOM-supported PoE screening sites at 13
Depuis le début de l’épidémie, le cumul des cas est de 1.317, dont 1.251 confirmés et 66 probables. Au total, il y a eu 855 décès (789 confirmés et 66 probables) et 383 personnes guéries.
293 cas suspects en cours d’investigation ;
15 nouveaux cas confirmés, dont 11 à Katwa, 1 à Butembo, 1 à Mandima, 1 à Masereka et 1 à Kalunguta ;
12 nouveaux décès de cas confirmés, dont
8 décès communautaires, dont 7 à Katwa, et 1 à Masereka ;
4 décès au CTE, dont 3 à Butembo et 1 à Katwa ;
3 nouveaux guéris, dont 2 sortis du CTE de Mabalako et 1 du CTE de Butembo
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.