Ebola, measles outbreaks update for DRC

The Ebola virus disease situation in the NE has deteriorated again amid conflict and resistance to response measures. The Jan 7 WHO Situation Report noted a further 28 cases from five health zones since Dec 24 and the latest CMRE post added more cases from Mambasa health zone (Ituri) which had until this week went 66 days without a case. The Jan 5 WHO African region report provides updates on the Ebola virus disease, measles, cholera, monkeypox, bubonic plague and cholera outbreaks that have impacted the country throughout 2019. Yesterday the WHO called for more funding to tackle the measles outbreak that has now killed more than 6,000 of the more than 310,000 suspected infections since January last year. Read more.

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