Ebola outbreak in DRC update

21 April 2020

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Three new cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been detected in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). On 10 April 2020, the ministry of health in the DRC confirmed the death from EVD of a 26-year-old man in the city of Beni, North Kivu province. An eleven-month old girl treated at the same health centre also died, and a seven-year old girl is currently being treated for the virus.

The country had recorded its last EVD case on 17 Feb 2020 and was on the verge of ending an outbreak that has killed more than 2200 people since August 2018.

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

Source: TRAVAX, 15 April 2020