ProMED Disease Outbreak Update

08 Jul 2019

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A Red Cross volunteer wearing protective clothing as part of an Ebola response training exercise in Kenya, February 2019, DFID/IFRC

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Epidemics can occur anywhere, at any time.

We publish regular updates, produced by Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases (ProMED), on outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases to keep you informed on the frequency and impact of our priority diseases.

ProMED is the largest publicly-available system conducting global reporting of infectious diseases outbreaks, with ProMED staff, moderators and team members scanning for, reviewing and posting information relating to global health security from official health reports and media articles.

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These posts provide an overview of disease outbreak activity over the past several weeks. For the latest information relating to outbreaks of infectious diseases, please visit the ProMED website.

Ebola outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, DRC

 

Ebola

Location

DRC (North Kivu, Ituri provinces)

Outbreak Update

Fri 5 Jul 2019. Epidemiological situation report, DRC Ministry of Health

The epidemiological situation of the Ebola virus disease in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri dated 4 Jul 2019:
Since the beginning of the epidemic, the cumulative number of cases is 2389, of which 2295 are confirmed and 94 are probable. In total, there were 1613 deaths (1519 confirmed and 94 probable) and 667 people healed.
396 suspected cases are under investigation;
7 new confirmed cases, including 3 in Beni, 1 in Butembo, 1 in Mandima, 1 in Masereka, and 1 in Mabalako;
7 new confirmed case deaths: 3 community deaths, including 2 in Beni and 1 in Mabalako, and 4 deaths in CTEs, including 2 in Butembo, 1 in Mabalako, and 1 in Beni;
1 person cured out of Butembo CTE.

See WHO Disease Outbreak News (Thursday 4 July)

Outbreak Response

151 911 vaccinated persons
71 940 958 people under control
128 contaminated healthcare workers

News Updates

5 Jul 2019. CIDRAP: Violence and 51 Ebola cases in recent days

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Ebola outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, DRC


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