The epidemiological situation of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in North Kivu province is as follows:
- A total of 66 cases of hemorrhagic fever were reported in the region, 39 confirmed and 27 probable.
- 36 suspected cases are under investigation .
- 9 new confirmed cases, including 6 in Mandima and 3 in Mabalako
- Total deaths are 42, including 15 confirmed. 1 new death confirmed in Mandima
A total of 3,220 doses of the rVSV-ZEBOV Ebola vaccine are currently available in the country, while supplementary doses have been requested.
According to WHO, the province of North Kivu is among the most populated provinces, with eight million inhabitants. It shares borders with four other provinces (Ituri, South Kivu, Maniema and Tshopo) as well as with Uganda and Rwanda. The subregion has been experiencing intense insecurity and worsening humanitarian crisis, with over one million internally displaced people and a continuous efflux of refugees to the neighbouring countries, including Uganda, Burundi and Tanzania.