Ebola and Marburg fevers

Ebola outbreak in the Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – 2018

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An Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak is ongoing in the Equateur Province, DRC. 

50 cases including 22 deaths were reported as of 31 May 2018 - in Bikoro, Iboko and Wangata.

The outbreak is not unexpected, since it is in a recognised area of Ebola virus circulation. However, the proximity of the Congo River and the cases in Mbandaka (a city of 1.2 million people) increase the risk of the virus spreading to neighbouring countries.

The risk of introduction to the EU and the risk of EU travellers/residents in DRC getting infected is considered very low.  

Latest updates

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Communicable Disease Threats Report, 27 May - 2 June 2018, week 22

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Rapid risk assessment: Ebola virus disease outbreak in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, First update

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Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo: the risk of introduction to the EU remains very low

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One affected urban area
Confirmed cases were reported in Mbandaka - a city of 1.2 million people
Very low risk to travellers to DRC
Travellers to affected areas should follow precautions.
Very low risk of spread to the EU
Most cases are in remote areas and the magnitude of the outbreak is limited.

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Communicable disease threats report, 8-14 July 2018, week 28

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Communicable disease threats report, 1-7 July 2018, week 27

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Communicable disease threats report, 24-30 June 2018, week 26

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Communicable disease threats report, 17-23 June 2018, Week 25

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Communicable disease threats report, 8-14 July 2018, week 28

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Communicable disease threats report, 1-7 July 2018, week 27

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Communicable disease threats report, 24-30 June 2018, week 26

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Communicable disease threats report, 17-23 June 2018, Week 25

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Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo: the risk of introduction to the EU remains very low

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Ebola outbreak in Bas Uele, DRC new rapid risk assessment

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Epidemiological update: New Ebola cluster in Guinea, 22 March 2016

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Summary of public health threats, CDTR week 3/ 2016

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Feb 2016

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ECDC Acting Director’s Exchange of Views on 2015 activities before the ENVI Committee

23 Feb 2016
Brussels, Belgium
Oct 2015

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Lessons learnt for public health from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa – how to improve preparedness and response in the EU for future outbreaks

12 Oct 2015 - 14 Oct 2015
Luxembourg
Feb 2015

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Training course: Ebola and Marburg Diagnostic

24 Feb 2015 - 27 Feb 2015
Robert Koch-Institute, Berlin
Nov 2014

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Exchange of views on the Ebola crisis, European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

5 Nov 2014
Brussels, Belgium

Data

Tutorial on the safe use of personal protective equipment

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Table. Ebola or Marburg viral haemorrhagic fever disease, surveillance systems overview, 2014

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Algorithm for Ebola virus disease contact management

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Ebola: reducing the risk of transmission

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