Ebola and Marburg fevers

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

Map of Ebola outbreak, in North Kivu and Ituri, DRC
Geographical distribution of confirmed and probable Ebola cases, North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, DRC, as of 12 September 2018

Last updated: 14 Sep 2018

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 of the country, close to the border with Uganda.

The situation has the potential for new chains of transmission if not rapidly controlled: 

  • Cases in the city of Butembo are of concern as there are more than 1 million inhabitants and it is a commercial and travel hub, linking the affected areas to other regions in the DRC and several neighbouring countries (e.g. Rwanda and Uganda).
  • The situation is aggravated by the displacement of people due to conflict and crisis. The security situation and humanitarian crisis in North Kivu Province poses a challenge to the implementation of outbreak control measures.

The risk of spread to the EU via an infected travellers is currently considered very low, states the latest ECDC risk assessment.

Latest updates

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Communicable disease threats report, 9-15 September 2018, week 37

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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, 2-8 September 2018, week 36

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Communicable disease threats report, 26 August-1 September 2018, week 35

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One urban area affected
The city of Butembo has more than 1 million inhabitants and is a commercial and travel hub between the DRC and Uganda
137 cases and 92 deaths
since the beginning of the outbreak, of which 8 additional cases in the past week
Very low risk of spread to the EU
The risk of introduction via an infected traveller is very low

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Communicable disease threats report, 19-25 August 2018, Week 34

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Communicable disease threats report, 12-18 August 2018, week 33

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Communicable disease threats report, 5-11 August 2018, week 32

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Rapid risk assessment: Ebola virus disease outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Communicable disease threats report, 12-18 August 2018, week 33

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Communicable disease threats report, 5-11 August 2018, week 32

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Rapid risk assessment: Ebola virus disease outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Communicable disease threats report, 29 July-4 August 2018, week 31

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Summary of public health threats, CDTR week 3/ 2016

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Summary of public health threats, CDTR week 2, 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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Oct 2014

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17th European Health Forum Gastein

1 Oct 2014 - 3 Oct 2014
Gastein Valley in Austria

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Algorithm for Ebola virus disease contact management

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How does Ebola spread?

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Ebola: reducing the risk of transmission

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Algorithm for initial assessment and management of patients for Ebola virus disease

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