Outbreak Brief 3: Ebola virus disease (EVD) Outbreak

9 March 2021

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Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (3 March 2021), one new confirmed case, two new deaths, and no new recoveries of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in Nzérékoré, Guinea. This represents a 91% decrease in the number of new cases reported this week compared to new cases reported in the last brief. Cumulatively, 29 EVD cases, 13 deaths (CFR: 45%), and four recoveries have been reported from Democratic Republic of Congo (11 cases; 4 deaths; 2 recoveries) and Guinea (18; 9; 2). Seven healthcare workers are amongst the confirmed cases: DR Congo (2) and Guinea (5).
● DR Congo updates: Since the last brief, no new cases, deaths, or recoveries from EVD have been reported. Cumulatively, 11 confirmed cases, four deaths (CFR: 36%), and two recoveries have been reported. See Table 1 for the breakdown by health zone.
● Guinea updates: Since the last brief, one new confirmed case, two new deaths, and no new recoveries have been reported in Nzérékoré. Cumulatively, 18 cases (14 confirmed, 4 probable), nine deaths (CFR: 50%), and two recoveries have been reported. See Table 1 for the breakdown by region and sub-prefecture.
● Cross-border updates: Between 15 February to 8 March 2021, 17 EVD-related alerts were reported in Sierra Leone. All alerts were investigated and tested negative for EVD by PCR. As of today, no confirmed case has been reported from Sierra Leone.

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