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"DRC Ebola News (12/13/19)." CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health Security, Center for Strategic and International Studies, December 13, 2019. Accessed June 12, 2020. https://healthsecurity.csis.org/articles/drc-ebola-news-12-13-19/

Daily update for December 13th, 2019 on the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

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There was no new case reported on December 13th.

A helicopter is to be used to ferry epidemiologists and vaccinators to insecure areas and bring them back the same day. More than 20 people from the Biakato mine region were vaccinated on Thursday.

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DRC MoH Statistics/WHO AFRO Dashboard (as of December 13)

WHO AFRO Dashboard

Total cases: 3,340

  • Confirmed cases: 3,225
  • Probable cases: 118
  • Suspected cases: 424

Deaths: 2,210

Vaccinated:

  • 256,899 (Merck Vaccine)
  • 1,710 (J&J Vaccine)

Ebola spreads in Congo after militants attack treatment camp: WHO

Reuters

12/13/19

Twenty-seven Ebola cases were confirmed in North Kivu and Ituri provinces in the week through December 10, against an average of seven in the last three weeks, WHO said. Insecurity remains a large challenge because it prevents WHO from reaching communities to protect them against Ebola. A helicopter is to be used as an air bridge to ferry epidemiologists and vaccinators to insecure areas and bring them back the same day. More than 20 people from the stricken Biakato mine area were vaccinated on Thursday, according to WHO incident manager Dr. Michel Yao. “When we cannot access the community, we cannot perform surveillance activities including vaccination that has been one of the key innovations that help us really to stop the spread out of this country to others,” Yao said.

Twitter

Tweet by WHO Afro – 12/13/19

@WHOAFRO

“Logistics is the heart that keeps the @WHO #Ebola operation pumping” - Djamilou, team lead, operation support & logistics (OSL), #Butembo #DRC. The hardworking OSL teams keep the outbreak response on track. Thanks @eu_echo for supporting this vital work. https://bit.ly/2rLvOAH

Tweet by WHO Afro – 12/12/19

@WHOAFRO

Two weeks since a brutal attack on #Ebola responders in Biakato in the #DRC @WHO is back vaccinating people at risk in the area. 15 people were vaccinated today.

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