Humanitarian Health Action

Democratic Republic of the Congo news releases and feature stories

2014

  • 2 September 2014

    Virological analysis: no link between Ebola outbreaks in west Africa and Democratic Republic of Congo

    The outbreak is located in the remote Boende district, Equateur province in the north-western part of the country. Results from virus characterization, together with findings from the epidemiological investigation, are definitive: the outbreak in DRC is a distinct and independent event, with no relationship to the outbreak in west Africa. As the Gabon laboratory report clearly stated, “the virus in the Boende district is definitely not derived from the virus strain currently circulating in west Africa.”

  • 2 September 2014

    Democratic Republic of th e Congo health news release in French

    'It is crucial that the Ebola virus disease remains confined in one area of health Boende and it does not reach Mbandaka, the provincial county seat…' 'was by the Minister of Health Dr Felix Kabange Numbi, on his arrival in Mbandaka (Northwest) the 1st of September 2014.

  • 24 April 2014

    Fièvre jaune en République démocratique du Congo

    Le 12 mars 2014, deux événements impliquant la fièvre jaune ont été notifiés dans le nord et le sud de la RDC. Six cas confirmés en laboratoire d’infection par le virus de la fièvre jaune ont été signalés. Sur ce chiffre, trois venaient de la zone sanitaire de Bondo1, Province orientale, deux de la zone sanitaire de Buta, Province orientale et un de la zone sanitaire de Kikondja, Province du Katanga. Au total 139 cas suspects, probables et confirmés, dont six décès, ont été notifiés.