The coordination of the fight against the disease of Ebola virus reported Sunday, December 23 that the health zone of Nyankunde, located in the province of Ituri, is affected by the Ebola epidemic, in a statement published in its bulletin on Monday, December 24, 2018 and received at the Congolese News Agency (ACP). According to the source, the case identified in this health zone is a new confirmed case of the Komanda Health Zone.
This is a 22-year-old woman who was infected in Otomaber, in this health zone. She went to the nearby Nyankunde Health Zone in Ituri Province to seek care. The young woman died at Nyankunde Reference General Hospital.
The same statement reveals that the active search strategy for suspected cases has been activated in health facilities in the city of Goma on a preventive basis. It is also noted that seven new confirmed cases of Ebola were reported on Sunday, December 23, 2018, including three in Katwa, two in Kalunguta, one in Beni, and one in Musienene. Since the beginning of the epidemic, the cumulative number of cases is 574, of which 526 are confirmed and 48 are probable.
In total, there were 347 deaths (299 confirmed and 48 probable) and 198 people cured. The data presented in this table are subject to further changes after thorough investigations and distribution of cases and deaths by health zone of origin of the patients.
In general, the Democratic Republic of Congo has already vaccinated 513,678, including 240 in Beni, 49 in Katwa, 605 in Butembo, 283 in Mabalako, 258 in Kalunguta, 663 in Mandlma, 1/4 in Komanda, 861 in Oicha , 791 to Vuhovi, 754 to Gama and 750 to Masereka. Not to mention 700 in Lubero, 659 in Kvondo, 599 in Mutwanga, 434 in Bunia, 355 in Tchomia, 344 in Musienene, 70 in Biena, 63 in Alimbongo, 13 in Karisimbi and 13 in Kisangani.
As a reminder, this epidemic was declared on August 1, 2018 by the Minister of Public Health, Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga, one week after the end of that which occurred from May to July 2018 in the province of Equateur in the North West of the DRC, one recalls.