Democratic Republic of Congo

The twelfth Ebola outbreak in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo is over.

The outbreak occurred nine months after the end of the previous one. Eleven people contracted the disease, six of whom died. 2000 people in the region were vaccinated. The Ebola virus that circulated was related to the virus from a previous outbreak, but its exact origin is unknown. Continued vigilance is required as a resurgence is always possible. This was the fourth Ebola outbreak in DRC in three years.


The outbreak in Guinea (N’zerekore prefecture) has 23 cases, of which about half have died. More than 6000 people have been vaccinated. On 8 May, the countdown to the end of the epidemic started. The end is expected on 19 June.