Ebola and Marburg fevers

Ebola virus disease outbreak, North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo - 2018

Ebola virus disease cases DR Congo as of 5 December 2018
Epi curve: Ebola Virus Disease, North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, DRC, as of 5 December

On 1 August 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared the 10th outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the country, affecting North Kivu and Ituri Provinces in the northeast. This is the largest-ever outbreak reported in the country and the world's second largest in history.

  • The security situation and humanitarian crisis in North Kivu Province is a challenge to the implementation of outbreak control measures, with consequences for safe and dignified burial activities.
  • Infections and deaths among healthcare workers constitute an increased risk of amplification of nosocomial transmission.
  • The outbreak is ongoing in areas with an important cross-border population flow with Rwanda and Uganda.
  • The number of cases and affected areas is increasing and it is unlikely that the outbreak will be controlled in the near future

On 27 September 2018, the WHO raised the risk level for national and regional spread to very high. The risk of spread to the EU via infected travellers is currently very low. However, it can only be eliminated by stopping transmission at local level.

Latest ECDC risk assessment and epidemiological update

Last updated: 14 December

Updates

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Communicable disease threats report, 9-15 December 2018, week 50

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Communicable disease threats report, 2-8 December 2018, week 49

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Communicable disease threats report, 25 November-1 December 2018, Week 48

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Communicable Disease Threats Report, 18-24 November 2018, week 47

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Epidemiological update: Ebola virus disease outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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515 cases and 303 deaths
since the beginning of the outbreak
49
health workers infected
Very low risk of spread to the EU
only eliminated by stopping transmission at local level

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Communicable disease threats report, 25 November-1 December 2018, Week 48

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Communicable Disease Threats Report, 18-24 November 2018, week 47

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Communicable disease threats report, 11-17 November 2018, week 46

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Epidemiological update: Ebola virus disease outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Communicable Disease Threats Report, 18-24 November 2018, week 47

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Communicable disease threats report, 11-17 November 2018, week 46

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Communicable disease threats report, 4-10 November 2018, Week 45

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Communicable disease threats report, 28 October-3 November 2018, Week 44

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

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Towards an Ebola-free N’Zerekore

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Dotting the ‘i’s – Ebola outbreak in Guinea

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Laboratory Support Mission: Fighting Ebola in Guinea

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Oct 2014

Event

17th European Health Forum Gastein

1 Oct 2014 - 3 Oct 2014
Gastein Valley in Austria

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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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How does Ebola spread?

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