In worrying developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Ebola outbreak, a patient with the virus died in Butembo, a city of nearly 1 million people, while cases mounted in Beni, where violent militias hinder health-worker access. The UN Mission to DRC said two South African peacekeepers were wounded in the area this week. Zambia's government said there was "no need for people to panic" after social media speculation that a hospital patient had Ebola.
Dr. Sylvie Musema Ngimba washes her hands with chlorine and water at Case Du Salut Medical Center where she is head medical doctor for infection prevention and control at the International Rescue Committee. She has worked to contain five Ebola outbreaks.
Update on Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
MSF, 6 September 2018
MSF continues its intervention in response to the Ebola outbreak in Beni, North Kivu, DRC Read more »
@AfricaCDC Ebola experts were deployed on 5 September to #Butembo, a DRC city of nearly a million people and a major cross-border trade hub with Uganda, as new cases were confirmed in #Beni 52 km away.
DRC Ebola Outbreak Expands to Large City as Beni Cases Rise
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, 6 September 2018
In a pair of worrying developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Ebola outbreak, a patient with the virus died in Butembo, a city of nearly 1 million people, and… Read more »
Geographical distribution of confirmed and probable Ebola virus disease cases
in North Kivu and Ituri provinces by September 4.
SA Peacekeepers Injured in DRC After Rebel Ambush – Report
News24Wire, 5 September 2018
At least two South African peacekeepers were reportedly wounded in a rebel ambush near the epicentre of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Read more »
Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 5
WHO, 4 September 2018
Date of issue: 4 September 2018Data as reported by: 2 September 2018 Read more »
Zambia Dismisses Reports of Ebola Outbreak
Premium Times, 4 September 2018
Health authorities in Zambia on Tuesday dismissed reports that the country has recorded its first Ebola case. Read more »
Ebola - Breaking the Deadly Chain of Transmission
IFRC, 23 August 2018
The Red Cross and Red Crescent are working hard to contain Democratic Republic of Congo's 10th Ebola outbreak, with a special focus on breaking the deadly virus' chain of… Read more »
WHO Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the organisation, the Congolese health ministry and NGOs are working 24/7 to contain the spread of Ebola. Uganda Northern Region ... Read more »
Rebel violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo is escalating inside the vast country's Ebola-hit North Kivu province, putting millions at risk, the UN refugee agency ... Read more »
The health ministry has reported a total of 102 cases (6 new), with 75 confirmed; 59 people have died, and 9 additional cases are suspected. Read more »
Researchers say a more sophisticated understanding of the environments through which the disease spreads will lead to faster, more effective treatment. Read more »
Table 1: Ebola virus disease cases by classification and health zones in
North Kivu and Ituri provinces
Figure 1: Confirmed and probable Ebola virus disease cases by week of illness onset, data
as of 2 September 2018 (n=118)*
Figure 2: Confirmed and probable Ebola virus disease cases by age and sex, North Kivu and
Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 26 August 2018 (n=1 13)
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