By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Since our last report on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Équateur Province in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Sept. 6, an additional nine total EVD cases have been reported–this includes one on Sept. 9, five on Sept. 10, and three on Sept. 11.

Image/Dr. Frederick Murphy,CDC

This brings the outbreak total to 121 (115 confirmed and 6 probable cases). 53 people have recovered and 48 total deaths (including 42 confirmed and 6 probable) have been reported.

39 health areas have been affected from 12 health zones.

New response teams left Friday, September 11 in the Bomongo health zone in order to strengthen the response activities currently underway in the Buburu health area, on the border with the Republic of Congo.

28,217 people have been vaccinated since the beginning of the outbreak.

On 1 June 2020, this 11th EVD outbreak in DRC was declared. Équateur province experienced its last Ebola epidemic two years ago, between May and July 2018.

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