Via Digitalcongo.net, an ACP report: Tchomia Ebola outbreak controlled in three weeks. The Google translation:
The Ebola outbreak has been mastered in Tchomia, Ituri province, eastern DRC in a three-week period by teams responding to the epidemic, reports a press release from the Department of Health arrived Wednesday at the ACP.
The source reports that the first confirmed case of Tchomia was notified on 21 September 2018 and that all contacts identified around the 2 confirmed cases of Tchomia, including those followed in Bunia, have come out of their 21-day follow-up period. This would indicate that the epidemic in this health zone was perfectly mastered in 3 weeks.
The field teams managed to control 8 of the 10 outbreaks, despite the security context, including the Mabalako epicenter, in less than 4 weeks after the first confirmed case was reported in each of these health zones.
This confirms that a rapid medical response (surveillance, isolation center, immunization) combined with strong community engagement is the most effective way to rapidly contain an Ebola outbreak and limit loss of life, the report said. Ministry of Health.