Outbreak Brief 4: Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo

5 November 2021

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (29 October 2021), two new confirmed community deaths have been reported from two new health areas (Ngalinga and Bundji) in Beni health zone, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This is a 33% increase in the number of new confirmed cases being reported compared to the last outbreak brief.
Cumulatively, 11 cases (8 confirmed, 3 probable), nine (6; 3) deaths (case fatality ratio: 82%) and one recovery have been reported. Cases are distributed across three health areas: Butsili (9 cases, 7 deaths, 1 recovery), Ngalinga (1, 1, 0) and Bundji (1, 1, 0). Of note, four (50%) of the confirmed cases are children under 5 years. Currently one (1) confirmed case is hospitalized in an EVD treatment center in Beni and ten (10) suspected cases are admitted in an isolation center in Butsili health area. The last confirmed case was reported on 30 October 2021.