The Ministry of Health has published EBOLA DRC - Evolution of the response to the Ebola epidemic in the province of North Kivu on Monday 24 September 2018. Excerpt from the Google translation:
EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SITUATION IN THE PROVINCE OF NORTH KIVU
Monday 24 September 2018
The epidemiological situation of the Ebola Virus Disease dated 23 September 2018:
• A total of 150 cases of haemorrhagic fever were reported in the region, 119 confirmed and 31 probable.
• Of the 119 confirmed, 69 died and 41 are cured.
• 9 suspected cases are under investigation.
• 1 new case confirmed in Tchomia, which is the partner of the first confirmed case died of Tchomia. He was placed in isolation at the Kasenyi Hospital Center.
• No new deaths.
• 1 new person healed 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
• Coordinators went to Bunia, the capital of Ituri Province, to prepare for the installation of the local sub-coordination. They held working sessions with the Vice Governor of the province, Pacific Keta Upar, and local and international partners in the response. The Tchomia site has been selected for the location of the local sub-coordination where the teams will meet and where the Ebola Treatment Center (ETC) and the mobile laboratory will be installed.
• To date, 38 patients have been treated with mAb 114, Remdesivir, or Zmapp. Of these 38 patients, 19 are cured and have been discharged, 12 have died and 7 are still hospitalized.
• To date, 5,391,475 travelers have been checked at the various entry points set up.
• Since vaccination began on August 8, 2018, 11,563 people have been vaccinated , including 4,065 in Mabalako, 3,652 in Beni, 1,632 in Mandima, 884 in Butembo, 683 in Katwa, 270 in Masereka, 164 in Komanda, 121 in Oicha, 65 in Kinshasa (medical staff to be deployed), and 27 in Tchomia.