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Six more cases reported in DRC Ebola eruptions

In a snapshot of the latest Ebola eruptions in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) states that the conditions are "insensitive", with societal resistance and conflict that inhibit the response and poor infection control and control practices in some health facilities which strengthens disease propagation. Today, the DRC Health Ministry reported another six cases, of which three from December 12 in patients whose laboratory results were released late in the day. Intensive activity in Butembo, Katwa WHO said that infection control problems occur at several private and public health centers. The agency underlined the fact that the Ebola virus is spread in the clinic not only affects the patients, it is also a threat to healthcare professionals. During the past week, four new infections were reported in healthcare professionals, increasing the number to 51 , including 17 deaths. The rate of new infections has been on average around 33 per week since mid October, and although there has been some decline in Beni, the main hot spot eruption is intensified in Butembo and Katwa, with new clusters showing someone else. "Currently, the situation remains," the WHO noted and noted that the affected health zone reflects a mix of densely populated urban areas and remote villages, resulting in different transmission patterns and response challenges. A major risk of further proliferation was exemplified this week when several contacts from Beni traveled to Kisangani and Goma, the provincial capital. WHO said health officials quickly found the contacts, which…

In a snapshot of the latest Ebola eruptions in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) states that the conditions are “insensitive”, with societal resistance and conflict that inhibit the response and poor infection control and control practices in some health facilities which strengthens disease propagation.

Today, the DRC Health Ministry reported another six cases, of which three from December 12 in patients whose laboratory results were released late in the day.

Intensive activity in Butembo, Katwa

WHO said that infection control problems occur at several private and public health centers. The agency underlined the fact that the Ebola virus is spread in the clinic not only affects the patients, it is also a threat to healthcare professionals. During the past week, four new infections were reported in healthcare professionals, increasing the number to 51

, including 17 deaths.

The rate of new infections has been on average around 33 per week since mid October, and although there has been some decline in Beni, the main hot spot eruption is intensified in Butembo and Katwa, with new clusters showing someone else. “Currently, the situation remains,” the WHO noted and noted that the affected health zone reflects a mix of densely populated urban areas and remote villages, resulting in different transmission patterns and response challenges.

A major risk of further proliferation was exemplified this week when several contacts from Beni traveled to Kisangani and Goma, the provincial capital. WHO said health officials quickly found the contacts, which returned to Beni to complete its 21-day follow-up. Several cases of suspected cases also came from Goma and places between Goma and Butembo, and respondents quickly isolated the patients, all of whom tested negative for the virus.

Despite the tough challenges and conditions, WHO said that progress has been made on several fronts, with new tools like vaccination and experimental treatments used in conjunction with proven tactics like monitoring and rapid isolation.

Recent Case Details

The six new cases dampen total outbreaks to 521 cases, 473 of them confirmed and 48 listed as likely. Three of the newly infected patients come from Komanda, two from Beni and one from Kalunguta.

Two further deaths were reported, one in Kalunguta and one in Komanda, and both occurred in society, one factor that increases the risk of ebola is spread. The number of deaths in the outbreak is now at 306.

In the vaccination trend, health officials began to immunize frontline suppliers in the Goma health area where the latest warnings were issued, the Ministry of Health said.

A new vaccination ring also opened in the southern Mabanga district of Karisimbi Health Care Center, located in Goma, aimed at persons identified as contact persons from a group from Beni who had been identified as contacts but traveled to Goma.

So far, 46,047 people have been vaccinated since the campaign with Merck’s experimental VSV-EBOV vaccine began on August 8th.

See also:

Dec 13 WHO statement

December 14 DRC update

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