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04 Oct 2014
Humanitarian Fund releases USD 2.5 million to join the Government’s efforts to fight Ebola in Equateur Province [EN/FR]

(Kinshasa, 3 October 2014): The Humanitarian Coordinator in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Moustapha Soumaré, has allocated USD 2.56 million from the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) to fight the country’s latest outbreak of Ebola in Equateur Province.

As of 2 October, the highly contagious viral disease has killed 43 people out of 70 cases in the Boende district, over 1,000 km north of the capital Kinshasa. The humanitarian response is facing some...

30 Sep 2014
Update on the ebola virus disease in DRC, No.13, 29 September 2014–7pm [EN/FR]

Coordination/ Keys developments

    • 8 health personnel h ave died of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) since the outbreak of the epidemic .
  • On 28 Sept ember, the total number of cases i s(see table above for details) of which2 deaths , an overall lethality rate of around 60%. The latest confirmed case w as on 24 September.

  • The United Nations Mission in DRC (MONUSCO) is nearing the completion of a...

22 Sep 2014
Update on the Ebola virus disease in DRC, No.12, 21 September 2014 [EN/FR]

Coordination/ Keys developments

  • *Four suspected cases were negative after laboratory tests on two different samples and therefore discharged and declared "non-case", bringing down to 68 the total number of cases on 18 September (see table above for details ) of which 41 deaths; an overall lethality rate of slightly over 60%.

  • **8 health personnel have died of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) since the outbreak of the...

17 Sep 2014
Update on the Ebola virus disease in DRC, No.11, 17 September 2014 [EN/FR]

Coordination/ Keys developments

  • *8 health personnel have died of Ebola Virus Didease (EVD) since the outbreak of the epidemic.

  • Between 2 and 15 September, 40 cases of EVD have been reported in the area of Djera in Equateur Province in DRC, increasing the cumulative number of cases to 71 (see the above table for details).

  • According to the National Coordination Committee (NCC), the overall analysis of the...

12 Sep 2014
Update on the Ebola virus disease in DRC, No.10, 12 September 2014

Coordination/ Keys developments

  • *The number of suspected cases has fallen, as some have been laboratory confirmed.

  • **12 alerts including one with death in Kokolo military camp in Kinshasa, a second reported in Kambove in Katanga and 10 cases of which 8 deaths reported in Bongandanga, Equateur Provincer. Five samples from Bongandanga and from Nyakunde in Ituri (Orientale Province) are being analyzed.

  • Between 2...