Friday, June 1, 2018

[U] Health Mobilization Teams Are Following Over 900 Contacts In DRC 2018 Ebola Outbreak...

UPDATED -- 06.07.2018 @ 10 AM EDT: Wisely, the Trump Administration has decided to reverse the funding cut of $252 million it earlier ordered, related to Ebola outbreak funding. End, update.

Updating now what we know, so far. . . since about May 20, 2018, no new deaths have been reported, and no new confirmed cases of Ebola in Mbandaka, the riverport city of over one million souls.

That's all good news -- but probably another 1,000 to 2,000 are yet to be vaccinated -- as contacts of contacts. From the World Health Organization's latest situation report, then:

. . . .UPDATED July 1, 2018: Since the launch of the vaccination exercise on 21 May 2018, a total of 3,268 people have been vaccinated in Iboko (1,518) Wangata (843), Bikoro (779), Ingende (107), and Kinshasa (21), as of 23 June 2018. . . . [End update.]

On 28 May 2018, the Minister of Health launched the ring EVD vaccination exercise in Bikoro and Iboko Health Zones. Since the launch of the vaccination exercise on 21 May 2018, a total of 426 people have been vaccinated. The targets for belt vaccination are front-line health professionals, people who have been exposed to confirmed EVD cases and contacts of these contacts. . . .

Now you know -- but this may be my last post here, for a few weeks -- I have other priorities now (related to 2018 mid-term politics). See my other properties. Travel well; travel light. . . smile often.


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