The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared a new outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) following confirmation of a new case in North Kivu Province on 07th February 2021.
As of 01 March 2021, there have been 11 confirmed cases and 4 deaths reported (in French) by the DRC Ministry of Health. All confirmed cases reported so far are located in the North Kivu province.
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.