Ebola and Marburg fevers
Ebola outbreak in the Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo – 2018
An Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak is ongoing in the Equateur Province, DRC, with 52 cases and 22 deaths, reported as of 24 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 spread to neighbouring countries.
Although there is a risk of regional spread of the virus, the risk of global spread is limited. The risk of spread to the EU and the risk to EU travellers/residents in DRC is considered very low.
Rapid risk assessment: Ebola virus disease outbreak in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, First update
Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo: the risk of introduction to the EU remains very low
Rapid Risk Assessment: Ebola virus disease outbreak in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo – 2018
Surveillance and disease data
2014 was the first year that Ebola viral haemorrhagic fever infections were notified in TESSy, prompted by an outbreak in West Africa. Several, mostly travel-related, cases were reported in Europe since. Latest data from the Annual epidemiological report