In the latest on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the DRC health ministry has reported a total of 300 cases of hemorrhagic fever in the region, 265 confirmed and 35 probable.
186 total deaths have been reported.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says the EVD outbreak continues to be of grave concern, particularly with geographical spread of the disease to a new area, as well as the increasing number of confirmed cases and contacts to be followed in Beni.
Contact tracing is still of concern due to insecurity and persistent community resistance.
Since the beginning of vaccination on August 8, 2018, 26,463 people have been vaccinated, including 14,033 in Beni, 4,436 in Mabalako, 2,152 in Katwa, 1,663 in Mandima, 1,435 in Butembo, 690 in Masereka, 434 in Bunia, 407 in Kalunguta, 355 in Tchomia, 240 in Komanda, 178 in Oicha, 150 in Mutwanga, 160 in Musienene and 130 in Vuhovi.
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