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dc.contributor.authorMakelele, JPK
dc.contributor.authorAde, S
dc.contributor.authorTakarinda, KC
dc.contributor.authorManzi, M
dc.contributor.authorCuesta, JG
dc.contributor.authorAcma, A
dc.contributor.authorYepez, MM
dc.contributor.authorMashak, M
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-05T17:01:45Z
dc.date.available2020-12-05T17:01:45Z
dc.date.issued2020-09-21
dc.date.submitted2020-12-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/619799
dc.description.abstractSetting: In 1995, a rapid response project for humanitarian and medical emergencies, including outbreak responses, named ‘Pool d’Urgence Congo’ (PUC), was implemented in the Democratic Republic of Congo by Médecins Sans Frontières. Objective: To assess the outcomes of cholera and measles outbreak alerts that were received in the PUC surveillance system between 2016 and 2018. Design: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study. Results: Overall, 459 outbreak alerts were detected, respectively 69% and 31% for cholera and measles. Of these, 32% were actively detected and 68% passively detected. Most alerts (90%) required no intervention and 10% of alerts had an intervention. There were 25% investigations that were not carried out despite thresholds being met; 17% interventions were not performed, the main reported reason being PUC operational capacity was exceeded. Confirmed cholera and measles outbreaks that met an investigation threshold comprised respectively 90% and 76% of alerts; 59% of measles investigations were followed by a delayed outbreak response of 14 days (n = 10 outbreaks). Conclusion: Some alerts for cholera and measles outbreaks that were detected in the PUC system did not lead to a response even when required; the main reported reason was limited operational capacity to respond to all of them.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInternational Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseaseen_US
dc.rightsWith thanks to the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.en_US
dc.titleOutcomes of cholera and measles outbreak alerts in the Democratic Republic of Congoen_US
dc.identifier.journalPublic Health Actionen_US
refterms.dateFOA2020-12-05T17:01:46Z


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