Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Equateur Province) (Update 4)
04 Jun 2018
The Minister of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has reported (in French) a total of 53 cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Equateur Province. Of these cases 37 are confirmed, 13 are probable and 3 are suspected. There have been 25 deaths.
All of the cases have been reported from four Health Zones: Bikoro (21), Iboko (28) and Wangata (4). The total number of cases has fallen from 58 since the TRAVAX update of 23 May 2018 as some suspected cases have returned negative laboratory results.
Advice to travellers
When Ebola outbreaks occur, generally the risk of travellers becoming infected or developing Ebola virus disease is extremely low.
Travellers returning from tropical countries should always seek rapid medical attention if they develop flu-like symptoms (such as fever, headache, diarrhoea or general malaise) within three weeks after return, and be reminded to mention to their health care provider that they have recently travelled.
For further information see Viral Haemorrhagic Fever.