Outbreak Brief 2: Ebola virus disease (EVD) Outbreak

3 March 2021

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Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (23 February 2021), 11 new confirmed cases, one new death, and two new recoveries of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in Nzérékoré, Guinea and North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). This represents a 47% increase in the total number of cases reported this week compared to the last brief. Cumulatively, 28 EVD cases, 11 deaths (CFR: 39%), and two recoveries have been reported from DR Congo (11 cases; 4 deaths; 2 recoveries) and Guinea (17; 6; 2). Seven healthcare workers are amongst the confirmed cases: DR Congo (2) and Guinea (5).
• DR Congo updates: Since the last brief, one new health zone (Butembo) is reporting three cases; additionally, two new recoveries have been reported this week. Cumulatively, 11 confirmed cases with four deaths (CFR: 36%) have been reported in four health zones: Biena (5; 3), Butembo (3; 0), Katwa (2; 1) and Musienene (1; 0).
Guinea updates: Since the last brief, eight new confirmed cases, one new death and two new recoveries have been reported in Nzérékoré. Cumulatively, 17 cases (13 confirmed and 4 probable) with seven deaths and two recoveries have been reported in Nzérékoré (12 cases; 7 deaths; 1 recovery) and Conakry (1; 0; 1) regions.1
• Cross-border updates: Between 15 – 28 February 2021, Sierra Leone investigated 13 EVD-related alerts. All persons under investigation tested negative for EVD by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. As of today, no confirmed case has been reported from Sierra Leone.

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