New Ebola outbreak 8/2018

On 1 August 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease in North Kivu Province. The Ministry of Health, WHO and partners are responding to this event, and working to establish the full extent of this outbreak. Numbers may fluctuate on a daily basis due to many factors, including continuing monitoring, investigation and reclassification of cases. Alert and suspected cases (not reported here), are systematically investigated to confirm or exclude Ebola virus disease before inclusion in the case counts or discarded as non-cases.

Latest numbers as of 18 August 2018

Total cases: 91
– Confirmed cases: 64
– Probable cases: 27
Deaths: 50
– 23 confirmed
– 27 probable