The World Health Organization reports the Democratic Republic of the Congo has declared a new outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease following confirmation of a new case in North Kivu Province .
The case was of an adult living in Biena Health Zone. Laboratory testing confirmed the case positive for Ebola virus on 07th February 2021. To date the source of infection is still under investigation.
Ebola Virus Disease is a type of viral haemorrhagic fever.
The risk to travellers becoming infected or developing Ebola Virus Disease is extremely low.
Travellers returning from an Ebola outbreak area should seek rapid medical attention by contacting NHS 24 (Scotland) or NHS 111 (rest of UK) for advice prior to attending UK medical facilities if they develop fever and have:
For further information see TRAVAX Viral Haemorrhagic Fever page.