Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo
Last Updated: 21 June 2017

A cluster of Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases has been recently confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  The affected locality, situated in the north-eastern part of the country is remote and isolated, and the outbreak appears to be geographically relatively limited.   

This is the 8th outbreak in this area since the virus was discovered in 1976.  Investigations are ongoing to assess the full extent of the outbreak.  The government of Democratic Republic of the Congo has responded swiftly and is collaborating with the UN system and partners to respond to the outbreak.

Based on currently available information, UN Medical Services Division does not recommend any restriction of travel and trade to DRC.  Should this information change and the risk increase, UN personnel and HR offices will be notified accordingly. 

If you need more information, please refer to WHO’s Ebola Virus Disease webpage.

EVD Resources

For more information on the EVD and precautions to take when travelling to areas in which the virus has spread, please visit the resources below.

If you have any questions, please contact msdpublichealth@un.org.

 Latest News on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in DRC

EVD Resources for UN Staff

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 EVD Resources for UN Medical Staff

MSD Resources

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