Geographical distribution of Ebola virus disease cases, DRC and Uganda
This page provides the latest available information on the geographical distribution of Ebola virus disease cases in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda. It is based on updates from WHO and the Ministry of Health of DRC and it is updated weekly (together with the ECDC weekly threats report) or more often, e.g. when information on new areas with cases is available.
Situation update, 9 October 2019
Since the previous CDTR and as of 9 October 2019, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reported ten additional confirmed cases. During the same period, seven deaths among confirmed cases were reported. One additional healthcare worker was reported to be among these new cases.
There has been a decline in the number of cases reported in recent weeks, with zero cases reported on 5 October 2019. However, this situation remains highly contingent upon the level of access and security. The recent cases are restricted to a defined geographical area, with the hotspots in rural, hard-to-reach communities instead of the urban areas where the hotspots were previously located.
The serious security incident in Lwemba, Mandima, from mid-September, stopped all outbreak response activities in that area for more than two weeks. However, a reconciliation dialogue was held last week. Response activities have now resumed but remain limited.
According to media quoting health authorities, the second investigational Ebola vaccine (manufactured by Johnson & Johnson) is scheduled to be used in a clinical trial, outside of the currently active health zones, in November.
On 4 October 2019, Ebola survivor number 1 000 of the current epidemic in DRC, was released with three others from the Mangina CTE in Mabalako.
On 10 October 2019, the IHR Emergency Committee on Ebola virus disease in the DRC reconvened for the fifth time to assess whether the ongoing outbreak still constitutes a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) and review the temporary recommendations that are in place to manage the outbreak. During this meeting it was decided to keep the PHEIC; it was mentioned that it is impossible to say the outbreak is over, but that the virus has been significantly contained.
So far, there has been no new confirmed technical information regarding a death due to an unknown illness in Tanzania.
Geographical distribution of confirmed and probable cases of Ebola virus disease, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda as of 9 October 2019
Ebola Virus Disease case distribution in DRC as of 9 October 2019
|Number of confirmed cases||Number of probable cases||Confirmed and probable cases||Number of deaths|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||3094||114||3208||2144|
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