Central African Republic
Three cases, including one confirmed, were reported in Ippy in the week ending 3 March 2019.
Since 2 October 2018, clusters of cases have been identified across three health districts, namely; Mbaiki district with nine cases including eight confirmed, Bangassou district with five cases including three confirmed, and Bossembele district with four cases including three confirmed. One death was reported in Bossembele.
In total, 34 cases have been reported, including two deaths.
Republic of Congo
The Republic of Congo is reporting cases of monkey pox since February 2019. Two samples from Makontipoko village in Gambona district tested in the INRB-Kinshasa turned positive for Monkey pox (PCR OPX).
Nine total cases have been reported with no fatalities.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
In the week ending 3 March 2019, 90 new suspected cases including two deaths were reported. The cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in the Provincial Health Divisions of Ecuador, North Ubangi and South Ubangi.
824 total cases have been reported, including 12 deaths.
In January 2019, six new suspected cases were reported from six states. Three were confirmed in two states (Rivers – 1 and Bayelsa – 2). Since September 2017, 26 states have reported suspected cases with 17 having reported a confirmed case. Rivers State is the most aﬀected. The South-South region of the country has the highest burden of monkeypox.
Since the beginning of the outbreak, 311 cases (132 confirmed) and seven fatalities have been recorded.
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