DRC : no new confirmed case of Ebola in Beni since 3 weeks

An Ebola treatment center. Photo: RR

NEWSROOM (ADV) – The Ebola epidemic continues in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri.

Declared since August 1, 2018, this epidemic continues to claim victims in DR Congo although Ebola response teams are working hard to eradicate it.

According to Dr. Maza, interim coordinator of the Ebola response in the city of Beni in North Kivu province, new confirmed cases of Ebola in the aforementioned city are becoming rare.

It was during a press conference held on Sunday February 17 in Beni that the interim coordinator of the Ebola response confirmed this information.

“The Beni health zone that is in Beni’s under-coordination is on the twentieth day without confirmed cases of Ebola disease,” said Dr. Mbaza.

In the wake, the latter has invited the people of Beni to appropriate community-based surveillance to eradicate the tenth Ebola outbreak that shakes the country headed by Felix Tshisekedi.

And when it comes to surveillance, it involves getting positive Ebola cases to health facilities for medical care.

The epidemiological situation of Ebola Virus Disease dated February 17, 2019 is broadly as follows:

  • A total of 838 cases (773 confirmed and 65 probable), 534 deaths and 294 people healed;
  • 1 new confirmed case;
  • 1 new confirmed case death;
  • 3 new healings;
  • 135 suspected cases.

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