The Ministry of Health has published EBOLA DRC - Evolution of the response of the Ebola outbreak to Saturday, May 26, 2018. The case count remains stable from yesterday, thanks to four negative tests, but a suspected case in the Ntondo health area expands the hot zone. Excerpt from the Google translation:
Saturday, May 26, 2018
The epidemiological situation of the Ebola Virus Disease dated May 25, 2018:
• A total of 54 cases of haemorrhagic fever were reported in the region, including 35 confirmed, 13 probable and 6 suspected.
• 4 new suspicious cases (1 Ntondo, 1 Wangata, 2 Bikoro)
• 1 death of a confirmed case from Iboko.
• 4 Negatives: 3 in Bikoro, 1 in Wangata
• Epidemiological analyses have identified contacts living in nearby health areas in Bikoro and Iboko. These contacts are followed and advised to limit their movements during the entire follow-up period of 21 days.
• Negative tests are systematically removed from the summary table.
• The category of probable cases includes all reported deaths for which it was not possible to obtain biological samples for laboratory confirmation.
News from the Ebola response
Descent of the Minister of Health in Bikoro and Iboko
• Accompanied by a strong delegation composed of partners such as the representatives of WHO, UNICEF, IOM, the Minister of Health went this Saturday, May 26 in the territories of Bikoro and Iboko aboard a helicopter to be aware of the on-the-ground deployment of the entire Ebola response.
• The Minister of Health also chaired a meeting with the local Ebola Committee and was able to meet one of three former confirmed cases of Ebola that recovered after treatment.
• From Monday, May 28, 2018, vaccination in Bikoro will begin. The next steps will be to launch the immunization activities in Iboko after ensuring all the logistics but also to carry out the precise targeting of the beneficiaries of the vaccine, namely the front-line health personnel, the people who have been in contact with the cases. confirmed Ebola and contacts of these contacts.
• Outreach officers continue their field work and remind the public that vaccination is effective only if other hygiene measures, all monitoring components, follow-up contacts are well respected.