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Outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Update 11)

18 Mar 2019

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 16 March 2018, 951 cases have been reported, of which 886 are confirmed and 65 are probable. In total, there have been 598 deaths 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.