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Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Equateur Province)

08 May 2018

Media Link reported on 8 May 2018 that public health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have confirmed two cases of Ebola virus disease in the northwestern town of Bikoro. At least 10 suspected cases are under investigation. 

Advice to travellers

When Ebola outbreaks occur generally the risk of travellers becoming infected or developing Ebola virus disease is extremely low.

Travellers returning from tropical countries should always seek rapid medical attention if they develop flu-like symptoms (such as fever, headache, diarrhoea or general malaise) within three weeks after return, and be reminded to mention to their health care provider that they have recently travelled.