UNICEF DR Congo Weekly Ebola Situation Report #5 - 12 June 2017

Report
from UN Children's Fund
Published on 12 Jun 2017

Highlights

  • As of 12 June 2017, the total number of reported cases was 8, including 3 probable cases and 5 laboratory confirmed cases (2 confirmed cases by PCR -search of virus in the blood- and 3 cases with positive serology IgG -search of antibodies in the blood).

  • As of 12 June 2017, there were 4 recorded deaths, including 1 confirmed Ebola case and 3 probable cases.

  • The last confirmed case was reported and isolated on 11 May, 2017 translating to 32 days without a PCR confirmed case as of 12 June 2017.

  • Door-to-door awareness, in churches, markets and schools, community dialogue sessions continue in Likati health zone.
    Community screening of two films on Ebola, one by MoH and UNICEF featuring experience from the DRC and the other from WHO featuring experience from Mali, was instituted.

  • Aquatabs were distributed in 3 health facilities and at the community level in Mobengue and Azande, and in Likati General Hospital to improve safe water access.

  • Free healthcare services, using the health kit supplied by UNICEF and other partners, continue in Likati health zone to manage illnesses such as pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria, as well as maternal and neonatal healthcare service. As of 10 June, 2017, a total of 181 health consultations had taken place – 108 in the Likati General Hospital, 51 in the Azande health center and 22 in Mobengue health facility. There were 2 cases of blood transfusion in the Likati General Hospital.

SITUATION IN NUMBER

8 reported cases, including 3 probable cases, 2 confirmed cases by PCR and 3 confirmed cases by serology IgG (MoH, 12 June 2017)

4 deaths were recorded (MoH, 12 June 2017)

Last confirmed case was reported and isolated on 11 May (MoH, 12 June 2017)

32 Days since the last PCR confirmed cases 0 contacts being followed (MoH, 12 June 2017)

US$ 14.7 million is the budget of the Ministry of Health National Ebola outbreak Response Plan (MoH, 19 May 2017)

US$ 2.82 million is the budget of UNICEF’s Response Plan in support of the national response (to be mobilized)