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Paul Jawor, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) water and sanitation expert, has just returned from Equateur province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where MSF is responding to an Ebola outbreak, alongside the Congolese Ministry of Health (MoH) and other organizations. Paul was working in and around the remote village of Iboko, where 23 cases of Ebola have been confirmed. Here, he explains the challenges MSF teams are facing on the frontline of the ongoing outbreak.
Since the Ebola epidemic in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was declared on 8 May 2018, 54 people who presented symptoms of haemorrhagic fever, including 35 confirmed Ebola cases, and 25 deaths (of whom 12 were confirmed as Ebola)*, have been notified by the national health authorities in the Equateur region, in the west of the country, where the outbreak started.
Latest figures (source: DRC Ministry of Health, as of May 28, 2018)
Since the Ebola epidemic in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was declared on May 8, 2018, 54 people have presented symptoms of hemorrhagic fever, including 35 confirmed Ebola cases and 25 deaths (of whom 12 were confirmed as Ebola).
MSF Operations (Updated 5/28/2018)
Staff on the ground: 60 international and 106 national staff
Supplies sent: 60 metric tons
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 — Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) yesterday started vaccinating Ebola frontline workers in Bikoro, Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where the organisation has been working with the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) over the past few weeks. This trial vaccination will also be offered to contacts of patients.
KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO/BARCELONA—Teams from the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) treated 20 injured people, including seven children, after a deadly attack in a village in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).