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Ebola totals reach 300 as WHO, UN leaders travel to DRC


Over the weekend and today, three cases of emergency virus outbreaks in the northern Kibbutzim and Ituri province of Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo) have reported 13 cases and five deaths from Ebola.

All but one of these are the current virus hotspots, Butembo and Beni. Two of the new cases were a young mother and a 2-week-old child who were diagnosed with Beni and later moved to Mabalako's Ebola treatment center at the request of the family. The other patient is from Kalunguta.

Currently there are 300 cases (265 cases, 35 cases), and deaths are 186 cases. In addition, 41 suspected cases are still under investigation.

1/10 of this country is the third largest. It began in Mabalako in early August only when the DRC declared the end of another Ebola outbreak in the west. When the Merck experimental vaccine was used in a ring vaccination program aimed at contact and contact contact, the outbreak quickly ended.

Current outbreaks are marked by viral activity and violence in the affected area, which interferes with response and immunization activities.

World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations leaders,

Today, leaders of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UN) have arrived at the DRC to confirm their outreach efforts.

WHO Secretary-General Peter Salama (MD) said today at the Secretary General's Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response Twitter will arrive at the DRC with Secretary General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD and Jean-Pierre Lacroix. UN peacekeepers.

"We watched our team again and heard what other support we needed for the #Ebola response, so we are proud to be working hard in the toughest situation." Salama opened up Twitter.

Last week, the United Nations allowed all the armed insurgents in the DRC to approach the outbreak area, where health groups and bureaucrats are fiercely competing between dozens of political groups opposed to outbreak countermeasures.

Uganda, vaccine available to healthcare workers

Ainebyoona Emmanuel, a senior official in the Ugandan Health Ministry, hinted last week on Twitter that Uganda has officially approved the use of vaccines for health care workers.

He said the health workers who will be vaccinated are being retrained today and tomorrow, and the first shot will be on November 7th.

Until now, the case of Uganda has not spread, but there were some fears and the country is prepared for the worst. There are over 1 million refugees in the communities across the border, with the Uganda border in North Kivu Waitu.

At present, 26,463 DRC recipients have been vaccinated, including 14,033 of Beni, 4,436 of Mabalako, 2,152 of Katwa, 1,663 of Mandima and 1,435 of Butembo.

Reference :

November 3 DRC Update

November 4 DRC Update

November 5 DRC Update

Peter Salama Twitter account

Ainebyoona Emmanuel Twitter account

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