By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The World Health Organization (WHO) African regional office reported two additional Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases Saturday in in Équateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, bringing the the total to 109 cases (103 confirmed and six probable) including 47 deaths (case fatality ratio 43.1%).


To date, 34 health areas in 11 health zones have been affected.

A total of 264 new people were vaccinated with rVSV-ZEBOV-GP on 29 August 2020, in seven rings, including 47 high risk contacts, 196 contacts of contacts and 21 probable contacts. Since 5 June 2020, a total of 25 908 people has been vaccinated.

The EVD outbreak in Équateur Province continues to show rising case numbers and to spread to new geographical areas.