Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kinshasa (December 11, 2018)

Location:  North Kivu and Ituri Provinces

Event:  On August 1, 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo reported an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in North Kivu Province. Since then, a significant number of both confirmed and probable cases have been reported in nine health zones of Congo’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces.

The CDC has issued a Level 2 Travel Notice<https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/ebola-democratic-republic-of-the-congo> for the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Ebola is one of the hemorrhagic fever illnesses.  The virus is transmitted through contact with infected blood, bodily fluids, and handling or washing of infected corpses or through contact with objects that have been in contact with infected secretions.

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