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ACoDD Teams Respond To Ebola Outbreak In Mangina, Beni

DRC FELTP Residents conducting surveillance at Mangina Refferal Hospital, Beni
ACoDD Teams Respond To Ebola Outbreak In Mangina, Beni

On 16 August 2018, residents and graduates from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (FETP) and the Central African Republic FETP were deployed to Beni, which is located in the north eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, lying immediately west of the Virunga National Park and the Rwenzori Mountains, on the edge of the Ituri Forest. Since the declaration of the Ebola epidemic on Wednesday, 1 August 2018, several rapid response teams from the Ministry of Health have been sent to the city of Beni and the health zone of Mangina.

The DRC FETP coordinated the deployment of 29 DRC and CA FETP residents and graduates to support the following:

  1. Screening of the contact’s and case Data base
  2. Harmonization of list of candidate to Vaccination
  3. Supervision of contact tracing
  4. Investigation of Alerts
  5. Support to the Laboratory team
  6. Surveillance at Points of Entry such as border points near Uganda
  7. Support to Laboratory Analysis
  8. Surveillance and contact tracing

The residents were attached to Mangina referral health centre, which is more than 30 kilometres southwest of the town of Beni in North Kivu. The Mangina referral health center is the epicenter of the current epidemic of Ebola. Residents were deployed to conduct contact tracing, surveillance and data management

On 18 August 2018, the Ministry of Health recorded in the DRC EVD Outbreak: a total of 91 cases/50 deaths of the haemorrhagic fever in Beni: 64 confirmed cases, (including 23 death) and 27 probables cases. The probable case category includes all reported deaths for which it was not possible to obtain biological samples for laboratory confirmation. The investigations will determine whether these deaths are related to the epidemic or not.)

A total of 12 suspected cases were under investigation (8 new suspects and 4 old cases)

 

 Number of EVD Cases in Beni, Mangina by 18 August 2019

 

Description Total
EVD  cases  
Total Probables cases 27
Total confirmed cases 64
Total EVD cases 91
Suspects under investigations  
New suspects cases 8
Old suspect cases 4
Total Suspects 12
Death  
New death of the day 1
Total Death 50
Death among confirmed cases 23


 DRC FETP residents and graduates deployed to the EVD response in Beni

 

Team Member Profile Program, Cohort Year /Graduation Date of deployment in the Field from Kinshasa Partner in charge of deployment Place/actual location, ( Date of arrival) Function
1 Dr Gaston Tshapenda EPI CA FETP, Cohort I 2012 August 2, 2018 MoH Mangina / Mabalako Field Coordination
2 Dr Guillaine Bahati EPI DRC FETP, Cohort III 2017 August 8, 2018 MoH/ IOM Mangina / Mabalako Surveillance team / Coordination
3 Dr Umba dia Masiala Moreau EPI DRC FETP, Cohort III 2017 August 16, 2018 AFENET Mangina / Mabalako (Aug 16, 2018) Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
4 Dr Matadi Mifundi Bibiche EPI DRC FETP, Cohort IV 2018 August 16, 2018 AFENET Mangina / Mabalako (Aug 16, 2018) Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
5 Kalenga Sabwe Cléophas LAB DRC FETP, Cohort IV 2018 August 16, 2018 AFENET Mangina / Mabalako (Aug 16, 2018) Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
6 Bawota Mbokama Jeannette EPI DRC FETP, Cohort IV 2018 August 16, 2018 AFENET Mangina / Mabalako (Aug 16, 2018) Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
7 Munsi Sale Maguy EPI DRC FETP, Cohort IV 2018 August 16, 2018 AFENET Mangina / Mabalako (Aug 16, 2018) Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
8 Mpangi Bashelebo Sylvie EPI DRC Frontline, Cohort I 2016 August 16, 2018 AFENET Mangina / Mabalako (Aug 16, 2018) Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
9 Bolamba Ghelogo Edho EPI DRC Frontline, Cohort I 2016 August 16, 2018 AFENET Mangina / Mabalako (Aug 16, 2018) Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
10 Sewelo Matondo Fabrice EPI DRC Frontline, Cohort IV 2018 August 16, 2018 AFENET Mangina / Mabalako (Aug 16, 2018) Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
11 Ibelezi Mando Claudine EPI DRC Frontline   August 16, 2018 AFENET Mangina / Mabalako (Aug 16, 2018) Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
12 Fasine Mukatimungele Sylvie LAB CA FETP, Cohort III 2014 August 16, 2018 WHO Mangina / Mabalako (Aug 16, 2018) Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
13 Miwanda Nkema Berthe LAB CA FETP, Cohort I 2012 August 16, 2018 WHO Mangina / Mabalako (Aug 16, 2018) Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
14 Abouba Lumpungu Jean François VET CA FETP, Cohort III 2014 August 16, 2018 WHO Mangina / Mabalako (Aug 16, 2018) Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
15 Katanga Lubale Trésor EPI DRC FETP, Cohort IV 2018 August 16, 2018 WHO Mangina / Mabalako (Aug 16, 2018) Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
16 Mukendi Mabika Marcelin EPI DRC FETP, Cohort III 2017 August 16, 2018 WHO Mangina / Mabalako (Aug 16, 2018) Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
17 Mubenga Manshimba Gauthier VET DRC FETP, Cohort I 2015 August 16, 2018 WHO Mangina / Mabalako (Aug 16, 2018) Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
18 Kombe Ngwama John EPI DRC FETP, Cohort III 2017 August 16, 2018 MoH Beni (Aug 16, 2018) Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
19 Muwowo Mangungu Nicaise LAB DRC FETP, Cohort III 2017 August 18, 2018 WHO Beni (Aug 18, 2018) Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
20 Sanga Luya Didier EPI DRC FETP, Cohort IV 2018 August 18, 2018 WHO Beni (Aug 18, 2018) Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
21 Masisa dia Kusaba Max EPI DRC FETP, Cohort III 2017 August 18, 2018 WHO Beni (Aug 18, 2018) Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
22 Kingombe  Nzamba Bolivar EPI DRC FETP, Cohort III 2017 August 18, 2018 WHO Beni (Aug 18, 2018) Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
23 Nkembi Nzuzi Carine EPI DRC FETP, Cohort IV 2018 August 18, 2018 WHO Beni (Aug 18, 2018) Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
24 Ntoti Efikwel Titi EPI DRC FETP, Cohort IV 2018 August 18, 2018 WHO Beni (Aug 18, 2018) Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
25 Mukalakata Ndeji Thierry VET CA FETP, Cohort III 2014 August 18, 2018 WHO Beni (Aug 18, 2018) Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
26 Kayembe Mande Tacky EPI DRC FETP, Cohort IV 2018 August 18, 2018 WHO Beni (Aug 18, 2018) Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
27 Mutamba Kazadi Patrick VET DRC FETP, Cohort III 2017 August 18, 2018 WHO Beni (Aug 18, 2018) Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
28 Mazama Massamba Schwarz EPI CA FETP, Cohort III 2014 August 18, 2018 MoH Beni (Aug 18, 2018) Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
29 Shako Jean Christophe LAB CA FETP, Cohort II 2013 August 20, 2018 MoH TBD Investigation, active case research and contact tracing
30 Daniel Yenge VET CA FETP, Cohort II 2013 TBD CDC Africa TBD  
31 Mulumbu Roger LAB CA FETP, Cohort I 2012 TBD CDC Africa TBD