Outbreak Brief 7: Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo

27 November 2021

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (19 November 2021), no new confirmed cases or deaths have been reported from Beni health zone, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It has been 27 days since the last case was confirmed.
Cumulatively, 11 cases (8 confirmed, 3 probable), nine (6; 3) deaths (case fatality ratio: 82%) and two (2) recoveries have been reported. Cases are distributed across three (3) health areas: Butsili (9 cases, 7 deaths, 2 recoveries), Bundji (1, 1, 0) and Kanzulinzuli (1, 1, 0). Of note, four (50%) of the confirmed cases are children under 5 years. Currently seven (7) suspected cases are hospitalized and isolated at the Ebola treatment center and isolation centers in Beni health zone. The last confirmed case was reported on 30 October 2021.