All field activities were banned on Saturday 17th November and the emergency operations center was closed. All the teams stayed at their proper guest.
On Friday, November 16, 2018, an armed group attacked the Boikene area, Rwenzori commune, in the city of Beni, with the intention of attacking one of the Monusco centers. The peacekeepers responded immediately, pushing the rebel group after several hours of fighting, just a few meters from the Ebola response and emergency response operations center where a number of teams of the response are being introduced.
The Minister of Health Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga argues against the violence that has injured Beni again and slowing down the efforts of the teams to end the Ebola case. The last one remains dangerous, especially in Pheni, where national and international teams continue to work alongside the population to end the epidemic.
The instability of armed groups, including Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) objects, complicates the Ebola response in the state of Beni, North Kivu, where Ebola's new death rates and causes continue to ride.
Since the start of the epidemic, the cumulative number of cases is 358, and 311 have been confirmed and 47 are likely. In total, 213 Ebola deaths, including 166 confirmed and 47 were likely. 57 cases suspected under investigation. Six new cases were confirmed this Saturday, including four in Beni, one in Katwa and one in Kalunguta, as well as three newly confirmed cases, including two in Beni and one in Katwa. In the meantime, more than 31,000 people have been vaccinated against this epidemic since the start of the epidemic.
The geographical vaccination closure has also been announced to target in the village of Kanihunga, in the Kalunguta health portfolio. Geographical vaccination has more than conventional vaccine vaccination, including vaccination of several houses, or even a village or a whole area, around a confirmed case when the conditions are not security allows the necessary investigations to be set up to establish the contact list.
MEDIA CONGO WASG / mediacongo.net