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30 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

by Yves Willemot

KINSHASA/DAKAR/NEW YORK, 30 May 2017 – In an effort to contain the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 145 volunteers of the Congolese Red Cross and community health workers trained with the technical support of UNICEF have been deployed across the Bas-Uele Province to deliver lifesaving information to local populations, most of whom live in remote, hard-to-reach areas along the border with the Central African Republic.

30 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

KINSHASA / DAKAR / GENEVE / NEW YORK, 30 mai 2017 – Dans le but de contenir l’épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), 145 volontaires de la Croix-Rouge congolaise et des agents de santé communautaires formés avec l’appui technique de l’UNICEF ont été déployés dans la Province du Bas-Uélé pour fournir des informations de prévention aux populations locales, dont la plupart vit dans des régions éloignées et difficiles d’accès.

30 May 2017 description

Date of information: 29 May 2017

1. Situation update

WHO, UN Agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and partners continue to support the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo to rapidly investigate and respond to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north-east of the country.

29 May 2017 description

Date of information: 28 May 2017

1. Situation update

WHO, UN Agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and partners continue to support the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo to rapidly investigate and respond to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north-east of the country.

29 May 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

241,542
Total Burundian population of concern

65,114
Total Burundian population in Nyarugusu Camp (Pre-Influx + Influx)

124,581
Total population in Nduta Camp

51,799
Total population in Mtendeli Camp

FUNDING

217,250,427 USD
Required Funding for Tanzania as part of Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan

PRIORITIES

29 May 2017 description
  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. The WHO Regional Office is currently monitoring 49 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 38 ungraded events.

29 May 2017 description

The rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine developed by Merck is not yet licensed but was shown to be highly protective against Ebola in clinical trials

By Aaron Ross

KINSHASA, May 29 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry has approved the use of a new Ebola vaccine to counter an outbreak in its northeast that has killed four people, a spokesman said on Monday.

Read more on Thomson Reuters Foundation.

29 May 2017 description

Laboratory testing of samples is essential to rapidly assess the scope and spread of any Ebola outbreak. Since the major outbreak in West Africa in 2014, an increasing number of diagnostic tools have become available to perform rapid initial testing of samples. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is using these new tools, as well as classic ones, to respond to an ongoing outbreak of the virus in a very remote area of the north east of the country. A small cluster of undiagnosed illness and deaths with haemorrhagic signs was reported in the Province of Bas-Uele in early May.

28 May 2017 description

Date of information: 27 May 2017

1. Situation update

WHO, UN Agencies, International organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and partners continue to support the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo to rapidly investigate and respond to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north-east of the country.

28 May 2017 description

Date of information: 26 May 2017

1. Situation update

WHO, UN Agencies, International organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and partners continue to support the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo to rapidly investigate and respond to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north-east of the country.

On 26 May 2017, no new confirmed or probable EVD cases were reported. The last confirmed case was reported on 11 May 2017.

28 May 2017 description
report ALIMA

Une épidémie d’Ebola frappe la province du Bas-Uélé en République Démocratique du Congo. S'il est relativement facile d'acheminer de l'aide par avion jusqu'à Kisangani, la grande ville du Nord-Est du pays, sur le fleuve Congo et par la suite de rejoindre par la route la ville de Buta, le chef-lieu de la province du Bas-Uélé, tout se complique entre Buta et Likati, qui est la zone de santé affectée. Moumouni Kinda, responsable des programmes pour ALIMA revient sur les obstacles rencontrés pour déployer les équipes et évaluer les besoins.

28 May 2017 description
report ALIMA

An outbreak of Ebola has struck the Bas-Uélé province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). While it is relatively easy to airlift supplies to Kisangani, a major city in the northeast along the Congo River, and then go by road to the town of Buta, the capital of Bas-Uélé province, things become complicated between Buta and Likati, the affected health zone. Moumini Kinda, head of programs for ALIMA, discusses the obstacles encountered when deploying teams and assessing needs.

What is the current situation regarding the outbreak?

27 May 2017 description

Date of information: 25 May 2017

1. Situation update

WHO, UN Agencies, International organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and partners continue to support the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo to rapidly investigate and respond to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north-east of the country.

26 May 2017 description

Abstract

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 21 May - 27 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, hepatitis A, cholera, Ebola virus disease and Legionnaires' disease.

26 May 2017 description

Date of information: 24 May 2017

1. Situation update

WHO, UN Agencies, International organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and partners continue to support the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo to rapidly investigate and respond to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province located in the northeast of the country.

26 May 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Author
Ana Rita Sousa Sequeira Research associate, Murdoch University

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