Ebola – DRC+

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Ebola – DRC+
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)

Government of Democratic Republic of Congo declares 11th Ebola virus disease outbreak
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, 2 JUNE 2020. The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared a new outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) on 31 May 2020 in Mbandaka, the country’s northwest Équateur Province. The declaration followed notification by the Équateur provincial health authorities of community deaths on 23 and 30 May 2020.
This is the 11th EVD outbreak in the DRC and it has already claimed four lives and infected four other people in the community. The outbreak began at a time when experts were close to declaring an end to the 10th EVD outbreak in North Kivu Province, and when countries are fighting hard to control the COVID-19 pandemic.
The DRC Ministry of Health is currently establishing a coordination and response mechanism to effectively contain the outbreak…

UNICEF Press release
Ebola resurfaces in Équateur Province, north-western Democratic Republic of the Congo
15-year-old girl among five victims of new outbreak as country battles Ebola, COVID-19 and measles
01/06/2020

Ebola Outbreak in DRC 95: 02 June 2020
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Situation Update WHO Health Emergencies Programme Page 2
From 24 to 31 May 2020, no new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in Ituri, North Kivu and South Kivu provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The source of infection of the cluster reported in April 2020 remains unconfirmed….

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