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08 Aug 2018 description

The tenth Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was declared on 1 August in North Kivu province, in the northeastern part of the country. So far, 74 cases and 34 deaths have already been reported by the health authorities.

08 Aug 2018 description

Situation overview

  • The Ministry of Health declared a new Ebola epidemic in the country on 1 August 2018 (the 10th to date).

  • The epicentre of the epidemic is the Mangina health area, in Mabalako health district, North Kivu Province.

European Commission response

  • Regular and ad hoc humanitarian 'ECHO Flight' services to Beni.

  • DG ECHO experts on the ground (Beni, Goma, Kinshasa), actively involved in the response

08 Aug 2018 description
report Oxfam

On 1 August 2018, the DRC Ministry of Health declared a new Ebola epidemic in Beni territory, North Kivu, in north-eastern DRC. As of 6th August, there were 43 cases, of which 16 have been confirmed, and 34 deaths, across 7 health zones, one of which borders Uganda.1 Never before has Ebola struck in an area of chronic insecurity and humanitarian crisis. The challenge for DRC and its international partners is not only to rapidly control deadly Ebola, but to do so in a way that contributes to protecting communities in this vulnerable environment.

08 Aug 2018 description
report ALIMA

Dakar / Kinshasa - Suite à la déclaration de la deuxième épidémie d'Ebola cette année en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action), en partenariat avec le ministère de la Santé, l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS) et d'autres acteurs, a lancé une intervention d'urgence pour soigner des patients le plus rapidement possible dans la province du Nord-Kivu, dans l'est du pays.

08 Aug 2018 description
report ALIMA

Dakar/Kinshasa - Following the declaration of the second outbreak of Ebola this year in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action), in partnership with the Ministry of Health, World Health Organisation (WHO) and other actors, has launched an emergency response to begin treating patients as soon as possible in North Kivu Province, in the east of the country.

08 Aug 2018 description

Situation Update from Democratic Republic of Congo as on 7th August 2018
- Cumulative cases are: 43
- Confirmed cases: 16
- Probable: 27
- Total deaths: 36
- Cases under investigation: 46
- Areas affected: Two provinces
- North Kivu - Mabalako; Butembo; Ocha; Musienene; Beni and Bingo
- Ituri - Mambasa, Mandina
- Results from genetic analysis from INRB in DRC confirm the strain in the current outbreak to be Ebola Zaire. The sequencing does not demonstrate close linkage with the recent outbreak in Equateur.

07 Aug 2018 description

Kinshasa/Geneva (ICRC/IFRC) – A team of Red Cross experts has arrived in the town of Beni, close to the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo).

07 Aug 2018 description
report Medair

Genève, CH / Beni, RDC | 6 août 2018 - En réponse à la récente épidémie d'Ebola dans le territoire de Beni, Medair travaille en étroite collaboration avec les partenaires de santé sur le terrain pour apporter une réponse rapide et complémentaire à l'épidémie.

07 Aug 2018 description
report Medair

Geneva, CH / Beni, DRC | 6 August 2018 - In response to the recent Ebola outbreak in Beni Territory, Medair is working closely with health partners on the ground to provide a complementary and rapid response to the outbreak.

07 Aug 2018 description
report CARE

Une nouvelle épidémie du virus Ebola menace environ 300 000 personnes au nord-est du Congo, notamment dans la région du Nord Kivu, alerte l’ONG CARE qui se dit très inquiète. 37 cas, dont 22 ayant entrainé la mort, ont été reportés. On craint une épidémie sans précédent, du fait de la crise humanitaire et des déplacements de populations (notamment transfrontaliers) provoqués par les violences qui ravagent cette région.

07 Aug 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

By Monitor Reporter

Following the declaration of an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), a haemorrhagic fever in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the health ministry in Uganda has asked health workers to intensify their surveillance against the deadly disease.

The acting director of Health Services Dr Henry Mwebesa on Monday issued a notice directing all district health officers in the country to be vigilant.

07 Aug 2018 description
report CARE

6 August 2018. CARE International is deeply concerned about a new Ebola virus outbreak in the North East of D.R.Congo, risking the lives of 300,000 Congolese. 37 cases, including 22 deaths, have been reported so far. Even though this is the tenth Ebola outbreak in the country since 1976, this time fears for an unprecedented expansion rise. “The proximity of the affected area to Uganda is highly alarming. Many people are moving between the borders on a daily basis.

07 Aug 2018 description

Le 28 juillet 2018, la Division provinciale de la santé du Nord-Kivu a notifié au Ministère de la santé de la République démocratique du Congo un groupe de cas présumés de fièvre hémorragique aiguë. Le 1er août 2018, l’Institut national de recherche biomédicale (INRB) à Kinshasa a indiqué que quatre des six échantillons collectés sur des patients hospitalisés avaient donné un résultat positif à la PCR automatisée GeneXpert.

07 Aug 2018 description
report UN News Service

Face à la flambée d'Ebola qui sévit dans le territoire de Beni, au Nord-Kivu, la Mission des Nations Unies pour le pays (MONUSCO) a proposé au gouvernement de la République démocratique du Congo un appui logistique, a annoncé samedi à Goma, David Gressly, le Représentant spécial adjoint de l’ONU dans le pays.

07 Aug 2018 description

Situation Update from Democratic Republic of Congo as on 5th August 2018
- Cumulative cases are: 43
- Confirmed cases: 16
- Probable: 27
- Total deaths: 34
- Areas affected: Two provinces
- North Kivu - Mabalako; Butembo; Ocha; Musienene; Beni and Bingo
- Ituri - Mambasa, Mandina
- Note: There is no suspected or confirmed case in Uganda