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19 May 2017 description
report UN News Service

18 mai 2017 – Des experts médicaux sont dans une course contre la montre pour contenir l'épidémie d'Ebola dans la 'zone de santé' de Likati, une région reculée dans le nord de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), à proximité de la République centrafricaine, a déclaré jeudi l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS).

19 May 2017 description
report UN News Service

18 May 2017 – A race against the clock has begun to contain an outbreak of Ebola in a remote northern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Twenty cases of Ebola have been reported in the DRC's Bas Uele Province – near the vast country's border with the Central African Republic – two have been confirmed by laboratory tests and three people have died so far, the agency says.

18 May 2017 description
  • On 12 May, the first case of Ebola was confirmed in DRC. On 15 May, there were 20 cases reported, two confirmed by laboratory test and 3 deaths. The number of physical contact is estimated at 400. Four health areas are affected in Bas-Uélé Province.

  • Congolese Ministry of Health, WHO, MSF and Alima are responding swiftly to the situation, with the deployment of experienced staff and equipment near the epicentre of the epidemic. A crisis cell has been activated in the field and additional Ebola experts from MSF and WHO will be deployed to DRC this week.

18 May 2017 description
report Malteser

Cologne. Two years after the Ebola epidemic claimed more than 10,000 lives in West Africa, a renewed outbreak of the disease has been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Three people have died after contracting the deadly virus in the country’s north-eastern province of Bas-Uélé. Very few aid organizations are active in Bas- Uélé, which makes rapid international aid very difficult. Just like the World Health Organization, Malteser International now supports local health facilities in the province to prevent further spread of the virus and loss of lives.

18 May 2017 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • L’épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola est déclarée dans la Zone de santé de Likati dans le Bas-Uélé.

  • Une épizootie non encore identifiée décime les volailles dans la région au bord du lac Albert en Ituri.

  • Les groupes d’autodéfense menacent la scolarité et la protection des enfants dans le sud Irumu

Aperçu de la situation

17 May 2017 description

KINSHASA, 17 May 2017: From 17 to 18 May 2017, Dr Oly Ilunga Kalenga, Minister of Public Health, and Dr Allarangar Yokouidé, WHO Representative in the DRC, will carry out a first visit to assess the Ebola outbreak that has been reported in Nambwa, epicentre of the disease, in the Likati health district, Bas-Uélé Province, located over 1400 km from Kinshasa, to the north of the DRC.

17 May 2017 description

by Michael R. Snyder

Ebola has resurfaced in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), killing three people and infecting up to 17 others since April 22, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced this week. _Foreign Policy_ reports that the outbreak, which was discovered in the northern province of Lower Uele, is so far “isolated, remote, and small” and unrelated to the 2014-16 Ebola epidemic in West Africa, which killed over 11,300 people in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

16 May 2017 description

Bruxelles, le 15 mai 2017

Déclaration du commissaire européen chargé de l'aide humanitaire et de la gestion des crises et coordinateur de l'Union européenne pour la lutte contre le virus Ebola, M. Christos Stylianides, sur l'épidémie d'Ebola dans le nord-est de la République démocratique du Congo

L'Union européenne est déterminée à fournir tout le soutien nécessaire pour répondre à l'épidémie d'Ebola qui vient d'être déclarée dans le nord-est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC). 

16 May 2017 description
report GAVI Alliance

Gavi statement of support follows official confirmation of Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Geneva, 12 May 2017 – Following confirmation by the DRC Ministry of Public Health of an Ebola outbreak in the country, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance stands ready to support the Government’s efforts to bring the epidemic under control.

15 May 2017 description

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared a suspected Ebola outbreak in Likati Health Zone in the far north of the country on 9 May. As of today, 11 suspected cases including three deaths have been recorded.

Red Cross staff and volunteers are ready to respond and support local communities to stop the Ebola outbreak in DRC.

IFRC has today released just over 199,000 Swiss francs to support the community-level efforts of the Red Cross of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Four things you need to know about this outbreak:

15 May 2017 description

Bulletin d’information sur les flambées épidémiques

Le 9 mai 2017, l’OMS a été informée d’un groupe de cas d’une maladie inconnue avec des symptômes hémorragiques et des décès dans la zone de santé de Likati, dans la province du Bas-Uele au nord de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), à la frontière de la République centrafricaine. Depuis le 22 avril, neuf cas suspects, avec trois décès, ont été signalés. Six sont actuellement hospitalisés.

15 May 2017 description

Brussels, 15 May 2017

Following the declaration of an Ebola outbreak in the Northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the EU is fully committed to provide all support necessary.

The national authorities, with the support of the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the European Commission's experts in the country as well as international medical NGOs, have set in motion initial measures to respond to the situation.