Outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Update 3)
26 Sep 2018
According to the World Health Organisation the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD)continues in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Up to 18 September 2018, a total of 142 EVD cases including 97 deaths have been reported in seven health zones in North Kivu Province (Beni, Butembo, Kalunguta, Mabalako, Masereka, Musienene and Oicha), and Mandima Health Zone in Ituri Province.
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.
For further information see Viral Haemorrhagic Fever.