By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Équateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to rise, with increasing new confirmed cases along with geographical spread to new health areas.

Ebola virus
Ebola fever picture/CDC

Through August 4, there has been a total of 74 cases (70 confirmed and four probable) including 32 deaths.

World Health Organization (WHO) says challenges around inadequate resources for alert investigations in Mbandaka, and in case management in rural and hard-to-reach areas continue.

The constant presence of confirmed cases in the community is of particular concern, along with suspected cases who are not isolated.

This current EVD outbreak, the 11th in DRC since 1976, began in June 2020.


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