Outbreak Brief 8: Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo

3 December 2021

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (26 November 2021), no new confirmed cases or deaths of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported from Beni health zone, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Currently eight suspected cases are being treated in isolation centers in Beni health zone.
Cumulatively, 11 cases (8 confirmed, 3 probable), nine deaths (6, 3) and two recoveries of EVD 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). Four (50%) of the confirmed cases are children under 5 years. The cumulative case fatality ratio is 82%. The last confirmed case was reported on 30 October 2021. It has been 28 days since the last case was discharged from the Ebola treatment center.