Ebola Virus Disease Democratic Republic of Congo: External Situation Report 49, 9 July 2019

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo continues this past week with a similar transmission intensity. While the number of new cases continues to easein former hotspots, such as Butembo, Katwa and Mandimahealth zones, there has been an increase in cases in Beni and a high incidence continues in parts of Mabalako Health Zone. After the first reported case in the Ariwara Health Zone on 30 June2019, no new cases have been observed in that health zone. A response team deployed to that zone continues to identify contacts, engage the community, and vaccinate individualsat risk. Response support from the bordering countries of Uganda and South Sudan continuesto support operational readiness activities. Furthermore, resources are beingput towards monitoring the Uganda-Democratic Republic of the Congo border in that area


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