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"DRC Ebola News (11/5/19)." CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health Security, Center for Strategic and International Studies, November 05, 2019. Accessed November 18, 2019. https://healthsecurity.csis.org/articles/drc-ebola-news-11-23-19/

Daily update for November 5th, 2019 on the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Photo Credit: Mike Stone/Getty Images

There were 7 new cases reported on November 4th.

No new confirmed deaths.

Health workers at Mandima, Ituri, pledged to refer all suspected Ebola cases to Ebola Treatment Centers.

Nigerian House of Representatives has raised the alarm over a new Ebola virus crisis in the country, calling on the Federal Government to enforce checks at the airports, seaports and land borders.

Alex M. Azar II, Robert R. Redfield, & Anthony S. Fauci: On the Front Lines of the Trump Administration’s Ebola Response

DRC MoH Statistics/WHO AFRO Dashboard (as of November 4)

[WHO AFRO Dashboard

Total cases: 3,282

  • Confirmed cases: 3,164
  • Probable cases: 118
  • Suspected cases: 447

Deaths: 2,185

Vaccinated: 246,824

Mandima: Health workers pledge to refer all Ebola suspects to appropriate centers

Koma Ebola via H5N1

11/5/19

Fifty health facility leaders from the Mandima Health Zone discussed the advantage of getting patients on time to health facilities. Nurses spoke of the importance of alerting the response teams in time, the early transfer of patients to facilities approved for appropriate care. While rumors circulate that health workers are at the root of the resistance in some areas, participants asked their peers to believe the existence of the disease so as not to put the community at risk. This meeting was organized by Internews and brought together healthcare workers from Lwemba, Makumo, Lukaya and Biakato-Mine.

Reps raise concern over fear of Ebola resurgence in Nigeria

Vanguard

11/5/19

The House urged the Federal Government to set aside funds for the management of Ebola virus in the event of its re-occurrence in Nigeria, while mandating the committees on Health Care Services and Health Institutions to ensure that relevant agencies take precautionary measures to avert the re-occurrence of the Ebola disease in Nigeria. The lawmakers also urged the Federal Ministry of Health to “assess and certify Nigeria’s emergency preparedness against unexpected epidemics.”

Twitter

Tweet by Ibrahima Socé Fall– 11/4/19

@DamelSoceFall

#Goma #RDC Happy to welcome our Rwandese experts. I am pleased that our crossboarder #Ebola exchanges are bringing progress. In every #outbreak response there are opportunities to learn and to do better. #Southsouth collaboration! #Rwanda #preparedness !

Tweet by Insecurity Insight– 11/5/19

@InsecurityInsig

NEW: Information Alert

Attacks on Health Care in the #DRC during Ebola Response 15-31 Oct.

Inc four reports on health facilities being set on fire in North Kivu and Ituri provinces.

EN: http://bit.ly/36w01mF

FR: http://bit.ly/2C9AUbt

#SafeguardHealth #NotATarget

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