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NEW Situation Epidémiologqiue. Evolution de l'Epidemie d'Ebola dans les Provinces du Nord-Kivu et de l'Ituri Vendredi 15 juillet 2019

Ministère de la Santé, DR Congo, (2019)

Depuis le début de l’épidémie, le cumul des cas est de 2.501, dont 2.407 confirmés et 94 probables. Au total, il y a eu 1.668 décès (1.574 confirmés et 94 probables) et 700 personnes guéries. 292 cas suspects en cours d’investigation ; 12 nouveaux cas confirmés, dont 7 à Beni, 1 à Oicha, 1 à Mutwanga, 1 à Kalunguta, 1 à Mandima et 1 à Goma ; Le cas de Goma sera reclassé dès que les investigations approfondies auront déterminé avec précision la zone de santé où il a commencé les symptômes. 6 nouveaux décès de cas confirmés : 4 décès communautaires, dont 3 à Beni et 1 à Oicha ; 2 décès au CTE, dont 1 à Beni et 1 à Katwa ; Note : Parmi les 7 décès notifiés le 13 juillet 2019, 3 étaient des non-cas et ont été retirés de la base de données. 2 personnes guéries sorties du CTE de Butembo.

NEW UNICEF DR Congo Ebola Situation Report North Kivu and Ituri 23 June 2019

UN Children's Fund UNICEF, (2019)

According to UNHCR, 300,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) are reported to have fled inter-ethnical violence in North Kivu and Ituri and nearly 20,000 people have reached Bunia with the risk that these populations be exposed to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). UNICEF is contributing to the overall response to this humanitarian situation, jointly with partners, and leading the community engagement component of their support and assistance. Following the confirmation of three EVD cases from the same family in Uganda since June 11th, UNICEF participated in the cross-border mission in the affected areas conducted by the Congolese and Ugandan Ministries of Health, World Health Organization (WHO) and On June 14th, the Emergency Committee, led by WHO, expressed its deep concern about the ongoing outbreak but did not declare it as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, partly thanks to the implementation of community engagement

NEW Weekly Update on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD): Preparedness for South Sudan Update #43 (08 July 2019)

Government of the Republic of South Sudan, (2019)

Two suspected Ebola virus disease (EVD) alert were reported in Yei on 5 and 6 July 2019. Samples was shipped to Juba National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) for preliminary testing and sent for confirmation in Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI). Results are expected between 8 and 10 July respectively. On 6 July 2019 the first preliminary test for Ebola conducted at the national Public Health Laboratory in Juba using the recently installed polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machine was invalid. Confirmation is now being pursued from the Uganda Virus Research Institute. 84,804 screenings were conducted for EVD at 31 points of entry during week 27. The cumulative number of screenings conducted since August 2018 is 2,494,212.

NEW Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo Disease outbreak news: Update 11 July 2019

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)

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 to the previous week. While the number of new cases continues to ease in former hotspots, such as Butembo, Katwa and Mandima health zones, there has been an increase in cases in Beni, and a high incidence of cases continues in parts of Mabalako Health Zone. In addition to these re-emerging hotspots, there are a large number of people with confirmed and probable infections moving to other health zones, with the greatest number coming from Beni Health Zone. The movement of cases causes the outbreak to spread to new health zones and re-emerge in health zones with previously controlled infections. Overall, this underscores the importance of robust mechanisms for listing and following up contacts and understanding the motivations for peoples’ decisions to move

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