The Ministry pf Health has published EBOLA DRC - Evolution of the response to the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu province on Friday, August 10, 2018. Excerpt from the Google translation:
EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SITUATION IN THE PROVINCE OF NORTH KIVU
Friday, August 10, 2018
The epidemiological situation of the Ebola Virus Disease dated August 9, 2018:
• A total of 48 cases of haemorrhagic fever were reported in the region, of which 21 were confirmed and 27 were probable.
• 51 suspected cases are under investigation.
• 4 new confirmed cases in Mabalako.
• 2 deaths of confirmed cases, including 1 in Beni and 1 in Mabalako.
• To avoid that the total number of cases varies (up or down) daily, the suspect cases have been placed in a separate category. Thus, suspect cases with positive laboratory tests will be added to the confirmed category, while negative ones (non-cases) will be removed from the table.
• The category of probable cases includes all reported deaths for which it was not possible to obtain biological samples for laboratory confirmation. The investigations will determine whether these deaths are related to the epidemic or not.
News of the response
• The Minister of Health, Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga, and the Director General of WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, went to Beni this Friday, August 10, 2018. They were accompanied by Dr. Matshidiso R. Moeti, Regional Director of the WHO for Africa, and Peter Salama, Director of WHO's Emergency Management Program. In Beni, distinguished guests were able to attend the launch of the vaccination and interact with the health workers participating in the response. They also visited the new headquarters of the provincial coordination of Beni which is now in the new base of MONUSCO.
• The Medical Unit of Rapid Intervention (UMIR) of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) arrived in Beni since Thursday, August 9, 2018. Their role is to take charge of awareness and prevention in military camps as well as to ensure the security of the surveillance teams when they make their investigations and follow the contacts in unsecured areas.