Four new confirmed Ebola cases were reported Monday in Katwa, Butembo and Mabalako in Nord Kivu province, and in Mandima in Ituri province in northeastern of DRC, the Ministry of Health reports in his Health daily bulletin on the epidemiological situation of this disease, arrived Tuesday at ACP.
According to the Ministry of Health, four new confirmed cases of death were also recorded on the same Monday. These deaths include one community death (outside of an Ebola treatment center) in Butembo and the other three in Ebola treatment centers (ETC), including two in Katwa and one in Mabalako.
Since the declaration of this Ebola outbreak on August 1, 2018, the cumulative number of cases is 1,340 of which 1,274 are confirmed and 66 are probable. In total, there were 874 deaths (808 confirmed and 66 probable) and 387 people cured. Currently, 105 suspected cases are under investigation.
The data presented in this table are likely to change at a later stage, after extensive investigations and after redistribution of cases and deaths in their respective health zones, the source said. The Ministry of Health points out that no Ebola response activity has been carried out in the health zones covered by the Butembo sub-coordination in the day of Sunday, April 21, 2019 following the death of Dr. Richard Mouzoko of WHO.
The only vaccine used in this outbreak is rVSV-ZEBOV, made by the Merck pharmaceutical group, following approval by the Ethics Committee in its decision of 19 May 2018. As a result, the DRC has already vaccinated 104,544 people, including care, contacts and contact of patients, it is recalled.