By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

The number of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases and deaths have risen to 29 cases and 13 deaths as of Saturday, according to the World Health Organization.

On 6 February 2021, the DR Congo Ministry of Health (MoH) confirmed an outbreak of EVD in Butembo.

In North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), the cumulative number of confirmed cases now stands at 11, including four deaths in four health zones: Biena (5; 3), Butembo (3; 0), Katwa (2; 1) and Musienene (1; 0).

Nearly one thousand people have been vaccinated to date.

On 14 February 2021, the Guinea Ministry of Health (MoH) confirmed an outbreak of EVD in N’Zérékoré prefecture.

In Nzérékoré, Guinea, 18 total EVD cases have been reported (14 confirmed and 4 probable) and nine deaths.

1600 people have been vaccinated.

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Outside of Guinea and DR Congo, Sierra Leone investigated 13 EVD-related alerts during the last two weeks of February.

All persons under investigation tested negative for EVD by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. As of March 3, no confirmed case has been reported from Sierra Leone.

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