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"DRC Ebola News (2/11/20)." CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health Security, Center for Strategic and International Studies, February 11, 2020. Accessed February 21, 2020. https://healthsecurity.csis.org/articles/drc-ebola-news-2-11-20/

Daily update for February 11th, 2020 on the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

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There were 0 new cases reported on February 11th.

DRC MoH Statistics/WHO AFRO Dashboard (as of February 11th)

WHO AFRO Dashboard

Total cases: 3,431

  • Confirmed cases: 3,308
  • Probable cases: 123
  • Suspected cases: 441

Deaths: 2,249

Vaccinated:

  • 292,248 (Merck Vaccine)
  • 11,653 (Johnson & Johnson Vaccine)

Holding of a meeting at the Beni City Council on the management of massive displacement of populations from Mangina to Béni

DRC MOH, 2/10/20

The Deputy General Coordinator of the response to the Ebola virus disease epidemic, Dr. Justus Nsio Mbeta, participated in the meeting chaired on Monday February 10, 2020 by the Mayor of the city of Beni, on the development a Contingency Plan for the situation of displaced people from Mangina to Beni. This meeting took place in the presence of some delegates from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). This meeting was convened at the request of the General Coordination of the Response to the Ebola virus disease epidemic, which expressed its concern at the situation of the displaced. Displaced persons must be well managed in order to avoid the importation or exportation of the epidemic by contamination or the reinfection of displaced people on their return to their area, given that Beni remains the only area affected by the Ebola virus today.

Only 1 new Ebola case recorded in past 4 days

CIDRAP, 2/10/20

According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) online Ebola dashboard, only one new case of Ebola has been recorded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since Feb 6, raising the outbreak total to 3,431 confirmed cases. Since the outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces began in August 2018, 2,249 people have died from Ebola. Over the weekend the DRC’s Ebola technical committee (CMRE) said the single case reported was from Beni, the current hot spot for the virus.

Twitter

Retweet by David Gressly – 2/11/20

@DavidGressly

#Ebola @WHO @DrTedros @UN @DavidGressly @OMSRDCONGO @Presidence_RDC @MinSanteRDC @PrimatureRDC

Head of WHO reminds not to forget the outbreak in #DRC February 12th meeting of the Emergency Committee for Ebola virus disease will meet in Geneva/Tedros will go to Kinshasa Thursday

Tweet by WHO – 2/11/20

@WHO

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding in an #Ebola outbreak have very specific health needs. WHO has released new clinical guidelines for healthcare providers supporting or women in the context of Ebola virus disease. http://bit.ly/37chzU8

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