Ebola and Marburg fevers

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

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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. 

Latest updates

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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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Communicable disease threats report, 20-26 May 2018, week 21

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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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One affected urban area
In Mbandaka, a city of 1.2 million people, four confirmed cases have been reported, as of 20 May
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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Rapid Risk Assessment: Ebola virus disease outbreak in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo – 2018

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Ebola and Marburg fevers - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015

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Evaluation of ECDC Ebola deployment in Guinea

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Communicable disease threats report, 2 July - 8 July 2017, week 27

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Ebola and Marburg fevers - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015

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Evaluation of ECDC Ebola deployment in Guinea

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Communicable disease threats report, 2 July - 8 July 2017, week 27

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Communicable Disease Threats Report, 25 June - 1 July 2017, week 26

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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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Laboratory Support Mission: Fighting Ebola 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

Data

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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Algorithm for laboratory diagnosis of Ebola virus disease

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Factsheet about Ebola and Marburg fevers

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Disease programmes and networks

Emerging Viral Diseases-Expert Laboratory Network (EVD-LabNet)

Emerging and Vector-borne Diseases Programme