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Outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Update 2)

27 Aug 2018

On 26 August 2018 the Minister of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo  issued an updated case report for the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces. In total, there have been 111 cases, of which 83 are confirmed and 28 probable. There have been 72 deaths. 102 of the 111 cases have been in North Kivu Province.

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.