By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Équateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is escalating, with increasing new confirmed cases along with geographical spread to new health areas– 23 health areas in seven health zones are affected.


According to the latest situation report, two additional cases were reported bringing the total in the country’s 11th outbreak to 67 ( 63 confirmed, 4 probable) with 31 deaths (CFR of more than 46%).

Community resistance to response activities is being seen and there are challenges around inadequate resources for alert investigations in Mbandaka, and in case management in rural and hard-to-reach areas. The constant presence of confirmed cases in the community is of particular concern, along with suspected cases who are not isolated.