ProMED Disease Outbreak Update

28 May 2019

By ProMED


Ebola in DRC, MERS in Saudi Arabia, and Rift Valley fever in Chad

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Ebola

Location

Democratic Republic of Congo (North Kivu and Ituri provinces)

Outbreak Update

Fri 24 May 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 23 May 2019:
– Since the beginning of the epidemic, the cumulative number of cases is 1888, of which 1800 are confirmed and 88 are probable. In total, there were 1254 deaths (1166 confirmed and 88 probable) and 492 people cured.
– 343 suspected cases under investigation;
– 11 new confirmed cases, including 3 in Mabalako, 3 in Katwa, 2 in Butembo, 2 in Mandima, and 1 in Kalunguta;
– 6 new deaths of confirmed cases: 5 community deaths, including 2 in Mandima, 1 in Butembo, 1 in Katwa, and 1 in Kalunguta, and 1 death at Katwa CTE;
– 2 new healings from the Katwa CTE.

Outbreak Response

– 123 526 vaccinated persons;
– 831 people vaccinated on 23 May 2019;
– Of those vaccinated, 34 048 are high-risk contacts (CHR), 60 522 are contacts of contacts (CC), and 28 956 are front-line providers (PPL);
– Persons vaccinated by health zone: 32 412 in Katwa, 25 048 in Beni, 15 798 in Butembo [total numbers can be seen at the source URL above];
– The only vaccine to be used in this outbreak is the rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine, manufactured by the pharmaceutical group Merck, following approval by the Ethics Committee in its decision of 19 May 2018;
– 60 311 811 people under control;
– 80 entry points (PoE) and operational health checkpoints (PoC);
– 105 contaminated health workers;
– The cumulative number of confirmed / probable cases among health workers is 105 (5.6% of all confirmed / probable cases), including 35 deaths.

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MERS-CoV

Location

Saudi Arabia

The HealthMap/ProMED map of Saudi Arabia can be found here.

Outbreak Update

Saudi MoH Report, 23-26 May 2019 Report:

In the past 4 days since the last update, there have been a total of 3 newly confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection including 2 deaths reported from Saudi Arabia.

Information on newly confirmed cases (3) [includes 2 fatalities reported at time of initial confirmation report]
[1]
Date of confirmation report: 23 May 2019
Case No: 19-1920
MERS from Riyadh city: 69-year-old male from Riyadh city, Riyadh region
Contact with camels: Yes
Case classification: Primary
Current status: Active

[2]
Date of confirmation report: 26 May 2019
Case No: 19-1921
MERS from Riyadh city: 65-year-old male from Riyadh city, Riyadh region
Contact with camels: No
Case classification: Primary
Current status: Deceased
Date of outcome report: 26 May 2019

[3]
Date of confirmation report: 26 May 2019
Case No: 19-1922
MERS from Madinah city: 80-year-old male from Madinah city, Madinah region
Contact with camels: No
Case classification: Primary
Current status: Deceased
Date of outcome report: 26 May 2019

Outcomes (3)
Fatalities (2)
See newly confirmed cases [2] and [3] above

Recovery (1)
Case No: 18 -1917. Date of initial confirmation report: 17 May 2019. A 59-year-old male from Riyadh City, Riyadh region. Classified as a primary case with no history of contact with camels. Date of outcome report: 24 May 2019. Outcome: recovered.

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Rift Valley fever

Location

Chad

Outbreak Update

OIE, WAHID (World Animal Health Information Database)

Outbreak location: Wadi rime, Wadi rime, Wadi rime, Batha
Date of start of the outbreak: 3 Sep 2018
Outbreak status: resolved 20 May 2019
Epidemiological unit: natural park
Total animals affected
Species / Susceptible / Cases / Deaths / Killed and disposed of / Slaughtered
Scimitar oryx: _Oryx dammah_ (Bovidae) / 12 / 9 / 8 / 0 / 0

Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection: Introduction of new live animals, legal movement of animals

Outbreak Response

Measures applied: Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone, quarantine, control of wildlife reservoirs, control of vectors, ante- and post-mortem inspections, vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists), no treatment of affected animals

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