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Outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Update 4)

03 Oct 2018

According to the Ministry of Health in Democratic Republic of the Congo (in French), transmission of Ebola virus disease ( EVD)_ continues in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces in the east of the country.

As of 1 October 2018, 161 cases have been reported, of which 129 are confirmed and 32 are probable. Of the 129 confirmed cases, 74 have died and 45 have recovered.

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.