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In a follow-up on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which was declared on October 8, two months after the outbreak was declared by the Ministry of Health, the epidemiological situation on the Ebola virus disease is currently under control, according to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).


Cumulatively, 11 cases (8 confirmed, 3 probable), nine deaths (6, 3) and two recoveries of EVD have been reported. Cases are distributed across three (3) health areas: Butsili (9 cases, 7 deaths, 2 recoveries), Bundji (1, 1, 0) and Kanzulinzuli (1, 1, 0). Four (50%) of the confirmed cases are children under 5 years. The cumulative case fatality ratio is 82%.

The last person with Ebola was identified on 30 October.

More than 30 days have passed without any further new cases notified since 30 October; the last person was discharged after testing negative for Ebola on 4 November.

This is the thirteenth epidemic in DRC, the third in North Kivu province and the second in Beni health zone.