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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.

Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda, 9 July2019 Situation Report no. 28

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)

03 cumulative cases (00probable 03confirmed), All (03) confirmed cases have died (CFR =100%). Today is day 26 since the death of the last confirmed case who passed on the 13 June 2019 while on transfer to the DRC for further management. There were no contacts under follow up. There is 1 admission in Bwera Hospital ETU. Active case search and death surveillance are ongoing in the health facilities and the communities as the district response teams continue to investigate all alerts. Cumulatively 1,507individuals have been vaccinated: 78 contacts, 747 contacts of contacts and 682 frontline health worker

Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation 48, 2 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 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.

Weekly Update on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD): Preparedness for South Sudan Update #42(02 July 2019)

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)

A suspected Ebola virus disease (EVD)alert was reported in Yei on25th June2019. The alert was verified and discarded by the rapid response team given that it did not meetthe EVD casedefinition.75,349screenings were conductedfor Ebola virus disease in 31 points of entry. Since August, the cumulative number of screenings conductedfor EVD is 2,391,408. The glove boxfor polymerasechain reaction (PCR)machine has been installed and tested. An expert is in the countryto mentor the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) personnel on procedure of sample testingand quality controlfor the period of two weeks

WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 24: 10 - 16 June 2019; Data as reported by 17:00; 16 June 2019

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)

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