EBOLA/EVD [to 16 Jun 2018]

Health – EBOLA/EVD

At one-month mark in Ebola outbreak, the focus shifts to remote areas
WHO Statement, Geneva
9 June 2018
One month into the response to an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the focus has moved from urban areas to some of the most remote places on earth.
The shift comes after a series of unprecedented actions that have led to cautious optimism about the effectiveness of the response…

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Ebola virus disease – Operational readiness and preparedness in nine countries neighbouring the Democratic Republic of the Congo
11 June 2018
… The nine countries were categorized as follows, with priority 1 being the highest:
:: Priority 1: Central Africa Republic and Republic of Congo due to their proximity to the current event. These two countries share borders with the epicentre of the outbreak in Equateur Province and there is continuous population movement through the porous land borders and by the Congo and Oubangui rivers.

:: Priority 2: Angola, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia which neighbour the Democratic Republic of the Congo but are not directly linked with Equateur Province.

:: Priority 3: Uganda because although it borders the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda has regularly demonstrated the capacity to respond to recent previous VHF outbreaks…