Ebola outbreak in DRC

24 March 2020

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The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu, South Kivu and Ituri provinces in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains stable. From 23 February to 14 March 2020, there have been no new confirmed cases of EVD reported. Beni remains the only health zone in which a confirmed case has been reported in the past 42 days. As of 14 March 2020, a cumulative total of 301,585 people have been vaccinated since the start of the outbreak in August 2018.

While the outbreak appears to be coming under control, the WHO highlights that the continuing insecurity and population displacement in previous hotspots is worrying, particularly as continued access and heightened vigilance is required in all health zones to maintain a full response to prevent any resurgence of the disease.

Further information and advice on EVD is available on the TRAVAX (for health professionals) and fitfortravel (for the general public) websites.

Source: WHO, 15 March 2020