It includes breaking its & # 39; Ebola disease (EVD disease) broke out in the Democratic Republic; Chongo is a complex and challenging task but WHO is still keen that success can be successful in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and partners.
On 16 November 2018, a military group attacked the United Nations Group's Establishment Mission in the constitution of the Congo Democratic Republic (MONUSCO) in the Boikene area, in the town of Beni, near the Ebola UN response centers. Response jobs in Beni were held in the short term but with all activities, including vaccination, which started before November 18. The WHO confirms the attacks on peacekeepers who are part of the efforts that they have; going on to control the EVD. WHO will continue to assess the situation and the dangers involved, and remain alert to measures to protect respondents and civilians.
Health centers have been designated as a disease transcription store. Medication provided through central salvage was a special cause for disease. Current attempts are currently in place; focus on the development of prevention and infection control measures (IPC), and & # 39; including water and materials for cleaning health providers, informal health centers and promoting non-medical medicines; need waves.
During the reporting period (November 14-20), 36 EVD cases confirmed by Beni, Mutwanga, Kalunguta, Butembo, Katwa and Oicha were reported and seven of the circumstances be reported from Kalunguta. Seven of the new issues were children and babies older than two years, six children aged between 2 – 17 years old and one woman's case was heavy. Five new health workers from Beni and Katwa were among the newly adopted ones; There are 39 health workers taken up to date. Ten people survived from Ebola (ETCs) medicine centers in Beni (sia) and Butembo (four) and reconstructed into their communities; 113 patients have become better so far.
On November 20, 386 EVD cases (339 confirmed and 47 essential), which included 219 deaths (172 certified and 47 tests) 1, in 11 health zones in North Kivu and three zones Health in the Ituri Department (Figure 1) Sub-Commitment The overall motions in a weekly case event showcase ongoing community broadcasting in a number of towns and towns in North Kivu (Figure 2). Because the expected delays are required if searching and ongoing data settlement actions, movements, especially in the most recent weeks, can be carefully interpreted.
Emergency risk is spread to other divisions in the Democratic Republic. Congo, as well as other countries, is still very high. Over the last week, warnings were reported from Uganda and Zambia; EVD was rejected for all messages so far.
Public health response
MoH continues to strengthen response packs, supported by WHO and partners. Priorities include to & # 39; co-ordination of the response, investigation, consultancy, surgery, IPC, clinical administration of patients, vaccine, risk communication and community communication, social welfare support, safe and honorable funerals (SDB), surveillance and over-border arrangements in other areas and countries. To support MoH, WHO is working intensively with a wide range of multi-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary regional and semi-disciplinary partners and stakeholders to respond to EVD, research and emergency provisions, in other countries.
For detailed information about the public health response activities with WHO and partners, see the latest location reports published by the WHO Regional Office for Africa:
Statement of Ebola situation: Democratic Republic of Congo
WHO risk assessment
This EVD crash affects the areas of the north-eastern end of the country, ending Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan. Among the potential risks for the spread of EVD at national and regional levels include: transport links between the affected areas, and, rest of the country, and neighboring countries; the inner cultivation of the numbers; and to eliminate Congo exiles to other countries. The country is associated with other diseases (eg cholera, poliomyelitis that came from the vaccine, malaria), and a long-term humanity crisis. In addition, the security situation in Kivu North and Ituri at times rests response response. WHO's current risk assessment is currently very high at national and regional levels; world risk is still low. WHO continues to advise against any obstacle to travel to, and Democrat Republic. Chongo, based on the information that is currently available.
As the risk of national and regional distribution is very high, it is important for neighboring areas and countries to contribute to sensation and preparation activities. The International Health Regulations Emergency Committee (IHR 2005) has advised that this would bring forward prudence and intelligence activities that will lead to issues; get worse and spread longer. WHO will continue to work with neighboring countries and partners to ensure that health authorities are informed and are ready to respond.
International traffic: WHO to advise against any restriction on travel and trade to the Democratic Republic. Chongo is based on the information that is currently available. There is currently no licensing vaccine to protect people from the Ebola virus. Therefore, any requirements for Ebola vaccination qualifications are not a reasonable basis for limiting or limiting shift. giving vices for passengers leaving their Democratic Republic; Chongo. WHO will continue to & # 39; closely review and, if necessary, confirmation of travel and commercial measures related to this event. At this time, a country has not really implemented a mobile route to prevent international traffic from and from the Democratic Republic. Chongo. Passengers should seek medical advice before traveling and they should use good hygiene.
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1 The number of cases changes due to ongoing re-classification, revision study, and accessibility of test sources.