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Author:  niman [ Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:12 pm ]
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The DRC has issued an update with 4 confirmed fatalities and 9 additional probable deaths in addition to 11 symptomatic cases in isolation. Confirmation after identification of 24 probably cases and another 565 symptomatic cases raises concerns.

http://www.rdc-humanitaire.net/index.ph ... -aout-2014

Author:  niman [ Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 13 Probbale Ebola Deaths & 565 Suspect Cases In DR Congo

No. 2
August 25, 2014
1 Location of the disease
 Declaration of the epidemic by the Minister of Public Health August 24, 2014
 13 people died of the disease (CFR 54%), including five health workers, about 24 cases
suspects (16 women and 8 men)
 11 people segregated
 24 cases (16 women and 8 men) of Ebola virus disease outbreak in the area of health
Boende, from July 28 to August 18, 2014
 80 contacts identified for monitoring
 4 positive samples from eight after a second analysis INRB
 565 suspected cases investigated with gastroenteritis, diarrhea and vomiting.
 Index case identified Ikanamongo (100 km Boende): a woman who died on August 11 after
consuming bushmeat hunted by her husband and that has contaminated your doctor and
 yet unidentified strain between Zaire and Sudan. Awaiting the results from the
laboratory in Franceville (Gabon).

Author:  niman [ Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:22 pm ]
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http://www.recombinomics.com/News/08261 ... 3_565.html

Author:  niman [ Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:51 pm ]
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10 PM EDT today


Dr. Henry L. Niman, PhD
Ebola Update

Author:  niman [ Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:19 pm ]
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niman wrote:
10 PM EDT today


Dr. Henry L. Niman, PhD
Ebola Update


Author:  niman [ Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:42 am ]
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niman wrote:
10 PM EDT today


Dr. Henry L. Niman, PhD
Ebola Update

http://rense.gsradio.net:8080/rense/spe ... 082614.mp3

Author:  niman [ Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:51 pm ]
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Febrile gastroenteritis with hemorrhage
Health Zone Boende (Ecuador) | The Minister of Health, together with its experts Ministry, WHO, CDC, MSF mission
investigation in the affected areas since the Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

The Health Zone Boende, located about 300 km east of Mbandaka (County town of Ecuador) known for epidemiological week 27 an outbreak cases febrile gastroenteritis detected initially in the health area Boende Moke, south of the Central Bureau of Health Zone (BCZS).
Health Zone Boende is located in the District health of Tshuapa, in Equateur province (Northwest). It includes a total estimated population 249,558 inhabitants; the superfi cie is 10,775 km with a density of 24 inhabitants per km in 33 health areas.
The first cases were reported in the area of health Boende Moke, located 25 km from the Central Bureau of Health Zone.
The epidemic then spread to the neighboring health areas (Lokolia, Watsikengo, Mondombe Ngele, Bokoto & Ikonge).
According to information received from the health area, the first case was recorded in a private clinic located Isaka in the village, roughly 2 km from the Health Centre Watsikengo. The area health Watsikengo is itself located approximately 100 km from Boende.
The first case above was a pregnant woman who showed signs of fever, diarrhea and vomiting, melenae and hematuria. Following a post mortem caesarean section performed on the latter, similar cases have been found among the team health care, including doctor and his entourage during the week following surgery.
Between week 27 and week 30, a total of 577 cases attributed to febrile gastroenteritis have been reported with 65 deaths (rate CFR: 11.3%). Of the deaths, it is reported five health professionals (1 doctor, 4 infi rmiers) and two orderlies in Service at facilities affected.
At week 33, 15 new cases with 5 deaths were reported by the Health District Tshuapa.

Leadership & Coordination | The Minister of Public Health, conducted from August 20, 2014 a joint team of experts
MSP-WHO-CDC-MSF field for investigation and assessment of the health situation mission. The Governor ad Acting Ecuador is also part of this mission.
Laboratory | Receiving four samples Boende; these will be sent by special flight on 22 August 2014
National Institute of Biomedical Research (INRB) Kinshasa;
◊ Health Zone Boende:
Management of cases and strengthening prevention
Febrile gastroenteritis with hemorrhage in the area of health
Boende (Ecuador): the Minister of Health in Mission to Investigate field with its partners (WHO, CDC, MSF).
Fig. 1 Map of the location of the DRC with Health Zone Boende
February 2
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Joseph Waogodo Caboré, WHO Representative in the DRC, email: caborej@who.int
Dr. Sama Rosine, Focal Point ODM, email: samak@who.int
Dr. Vital Mondonge, DPC have, email: mondongemakumav@who.int

Media Contact:
Eugene Kabambi, Communications Officer, email: kabambie@who.int
A set of personal protection (PPE) provided by WHO to the Ministry of Health was sent on site to Boende;
Setting up a crisis committee to handle the situation under the leadership of the Ministry of Health with the support of
partners (WHO, CDC, MSF etc.)
Strengthening of epidemiological surveillance
Enhancing communication through social mobilization of local community leaders
◊ National:
Preparedness activities and response were underway since July 2014.
actions carried
• Crisis Committee revived the national level and in all provinces
• Plan for Preparedness and Response developed
• Epidemiological surveillance and early warning reinforced at points of entry and throughout the country;
• information and education of the population program being put in place
• Kits pre protection positioned in all provinces
• Structure of taking identifi ed load for the city of Kinshasa, in particular General Hospital Kinkole
◊ Next Steps
• Dissemination of the preparedness plan for resource mobilization;
• Measures of hospital hygiene and infection control strengthened;
• Recess capacity of health workers in the management of cases and monitoring
• Supervision and monitoring of activities in provinces

Author:  niman [ Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:19 pm ]
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WHO: Dead game animal sparked DRC Ebola outbreak
Filed Under: Ebola
Robert Roos | News Editor | CIDRAP News | Aug 27, 2014

Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC's) Ebola outbreak started with a pregnant woman who butchered a game animal, leading to a total of 24 suspected cases and 13 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today.

The woman, other patients, and their contacts had no history of travel to West Africa or contact with people from that region, the WHO said, making it unlikely that the DRC outbreak is linked to the big Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic there.

"At this time, it is believed that the outbreak in DRC is unrelated to the ongoing outbreak in West Africa," the agency said.

The first case-patient in the DRC outbreak was a pregnant woman from Ikanamongo village, Equateur province, who butchered a bush animal that her husband had killed, the WHO statement said. She fell ill and reported to a private clinic in Isaka village, and on Aug 11 she died of a then-unidentified hemorrhagic fever.

As a result of local customs and rituals associated with death, several healthcare workers were exposed and got sick with similar symptoms in the following week, the agency said.

Tracking 24 suspected cases
The 24 suspected cases occurred between Jul 28 and Aug 18, the statement said. Five healthcare workers who were exposed to the pregnant woman succumbed to fatal illnesses: a doctor and two nurses who were involved in surgery on the woman, plus a hygienist and a ward boy.

Others who died were relatives who tended to the index patient, people who had contact with the clinic staff, and those who handled the bodies of other victims during funerals, the WHO said.

The 24 suspected cases and 13 deaths reported by the WHO match up with numbers given by DRC Health Minister Felix Kabange Numbi on Aug 24, as reported by the media.

The WHO said samples have been sent to laboratories in Kinshasa (the DRC capital) and Gabon to confirm EVD and identify the strain, and results were still being awaited.

The 11 surviving patients were being treated in isolation centers, the agency reported. Meanwhile, the DRC has sent field teams to the area to evaluate the situation, and 80 contacts of the sick and deceased are being monitored.

A WHO rapid response team is ready to deploy and help the DRC if needed, the statement said.

The agency did not mention anything about earlier reports of 70 deaths in the outbreak area, the Boende region. Last week the WHO said those deaths were caused by hemorrhagic gastroenteritis unrelated to Ebola, but on Aug 24 WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl said that that conclusion had been based on premature information and that samples had tested positive for Ebola in a DRC lab.

$1.5 million in UN aid
Today the United Nations mission in the DRC said the UN has allocated $1.5 million to help the country fight the outbreak, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report. The amount, which comes from a fund for humanitarian needs, could double in the near future, the story said.

The current outbreak is the seventh in the DRC since EVD was discovered there in 1976.

See also:

Aug 27 WHO statement

Related Aug 25 CIDRAP News story

Aug 27 AFP story
http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspect ... a-outbreak

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