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DRC: Three new confirmed cases of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in the north-west of the country

KINSHASA, May 17 (NewsNetwork) – At least three cases of the outbreak of haemorrhagic fever virus were confirmed Friday after testing in Equator province in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo, announced in the evening in a statement, Oly Ilunga, Minister of Health.

According to the statement of the Minister of Health, these three new cases were confirmed in the health zone of Wangata, the three health zones affected by the epidemic of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in this part of the

With these three new cases, the numbers of people affected by the Ebola haemorrhagic fever virus thus increase from 14 to 17 confirmed cases at the mobile laboratory sent to the Equator province in the north-west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. since the official declaration of the epidemic.

On Friday, May 18, 2018, the Minister of Health, Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga, spent the day in Mbandaka to assess the progress of the establishment of the Coordination Headquarters. This provincial level coordination center is a joint center for the Government and its partners.

During a working session with all the Mbandaka response committees, Minister of Health Oly Ilunga Kalenga, once again stressed the importance of monitoring and monitoring contacts. It is the pillar of the response that will anticipate the evolution of the epidemic and break the chain of transmission.

He also presented the three levels of health surveillance to be implemented around the rural health zones (Bikoro – Iboko – Ingende), the urban health zone of Mbandaka, and the province of Ecuador. He explained to the provincial coordination the nature of the interventions to be carried out for each level of surveillance.

The minister’s visit is also on the sidelines of the vaccination campaign that will be targeted next week in the affected areas on exposed health professionals, those who have been in contact with confirmed cases and contacts of these contacts.


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