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Last Updated: 16 May 2017

Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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 webpage.


UN Medical Services Division: Recent Outbreak Alerts

Recent Outbreak Alerts - 26 April 2017 


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