Two months after the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo was declared by the Ministry of Health, the epidemiological situation is under control.
DRC’s 13th Ebola outbreak was declared on 8 October 2021, following a series of community deaths in North Kivu province and was concentrated in Beni health zone. After two months, WHO confirmed that the outbreak has caused a total of 11 cases, 8 confirmed cases and 6 deaths as of 9 December 2021. The last person infected with Ebola was identified on 30 October. Since the last person was discharged on 4 November, there have been no more new cases.
Contacts of confirmed cases, first responders and other people at high risk have been vaccinated to contain the spread of the virus.