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Outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Update 6)

21 Nov 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 11 November 2018, 373 cases have been reported, of which 326 are confirmed and 47 are probable. In total, there have been 217 fatalities since the start of the outbreak.

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.