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Democratic Republic of Congo Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak – WHO Situation Report 29th May 2018

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is still active. On 27 May 2018, one new suspected EVD case was reported in Wangata. Three laboratory specimens from suspected cases reported previously in Iboko (1), Ntondo (1) and Wangata (1) health zones have tested negative (noncases).There were no new confirmed cases and deaths.

Since the beginning of the outbreak (on 4 April 2018), a total of 54 suspected EVD cases and 25 deaths (case fatality rate 46.3%) have been reported, as of 27 May 2018. Of the 54 cases, 35 have been laboratory confirmed, 13 probable (deaths for which biological samples were not obtained) and six suspected cases. Sixty percent (21) of the confirmed cases came from Iboko, followed by Bikoro (10 cases, 29%) and Wangata (4). A total of five healthcare workers have been affected, with four confirmed cases and two deaths.

The outbreak is still localised to the three health zones initially affected: Iboko (27 cases and 6 deaths), Bikoro (22 cases and 16 deaths) and Wangata (5 cases and 3 deaths). The suspected EVD case reported in Ntondo Health Zone on 25 May 2018 has tested negative and thus a non-case.

As of 26 May 2018, a total of 906 contacts have been recorded and are being followed up actively.

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