Outbreak Brief 5: Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo

12 November 2021

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (5 November 2021), no new confirmed cases or deaths have been reported from Beni health zone, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
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 six (6) suspected cases are admitted in an isolation center in Butsili health area. The last confirmed case was reported on 30 October 2021.