Outbreak Brief 3: Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo

29 October 2021

Outbreak Update: Since last brief (22 October 2021), one (1) new confirmed death was reported from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This is a 20% increase in the new confirmed cases being reported compared to the last outbreak brief.
Cumulatively, six (6) confirmed cases, four (4) confirmed deaths (case fatality ratio: 67%) and one (1) recovery have been reported from Butsili health area, Beni health zone, DRC. The last confirmed case was reported on 22 October 2021.
One confirmed case has been discharged from the EVD treatment unit upon receiving a second negative PCR2 test. Currently one (1) confirmed and six (6) suspected cases are hospitalized in an EVD treatment unit.