EVD outbreak in the DRC: update

12 May 2020

Article: 54/1903

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that, between 28 April and 2 May 2020, there were no new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This follows the local re-emergence of EVD in the Beni health zone, where a total of seven new cases since 10 April 2020 were reported. Of these cases, four people have died, two in the community and two in treatment centres.

Beni remains the only affected zone, the other 28 previously affected health zones having reported no new confirmed cases in the past 42 days. Contact follow-up is ongoing in Beni, with the vaccination of a further 940 people, along with enhanced infection prevention and control activities and community sensitisation and engagement.

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