Weekly Update on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Preparedness for South Sudan Update #33 (20 April 2019)

1. Highlights of the week

In addition to Yambio and Yei, the Ebola vaccination exercise was completed in Nimule/Torit.

Vaccination will be extended to other high risk areas.Since the launching of the Ebola vaccination exercises on 28 January 2019, a total of 1, 904 health care and frontline workers received Ebola vaccination in Yei River, Gbudue and Nimule/Torit States.

IOM established two new points of entry (PoE) site in Lasu and Bingo, Yei River State, bringing the number of screening points/points of entry to 28.

WHO and Jubek State Ministry of Health trained 14 community health workers on Community Based Surveillance in Juba.

2. Ebola Situation update from North Kivu of Democratic Republic of Congo

As of 16 April 2019, a total of 1,290 cases and 833 deaths (CFR=64.5%) have been reported with 104 new cases and 82 deaths over 1-week period (10 April- 16 April 2019).

No new geographic spread to the north. The following EPI Curve shows the trend of new EVD cases.

Source: Government of the Republic of South Sudan