In an update on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the case counts as of June 1 are as follows:
37 confirmed cases, 13 probable and seven suspected for a total of 57 cases, including 25 deaths since early April 2018.
The outbreak remains localized to the three health zones initially affected: Iboko, Bikoro and Wangata.
Since the launch of the vaccination exercise on 21 May 2018, a total of 682 people have been vaccinated. The targets for vaccination are front-line health professionals, people who have been exposed to confirmed EVD cases and contacts of these contacts.
After recruiting and training 18 Congolese volunteers, Africa CDC has just deployed them to Equateur province to support the response to Ebola Virus Disease in DR Congo.
The responders, who are former volunteers of the African Union Support to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA) in the 2014-16 outbreak, they also participated in the post-Ebola enhanced surveillance in the Democratic Republic of Congo in July 2017 in the province of Bas-Uélé.
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