Ebola Virus Disease: Democratic Republic of the Congo - External Situation Report 44 2 June 2019

World Health Organization (WHO), (2019)

In the 21 days between 13 May to 2 June 2019, 82 health areas within 13 health zones reported new cases, representing 46% of the 179 health areas affected to date (Table 1 and Figure 2). During this period, a total of 297 confirmed cases were reported, the majority of which were from the health zones of Mabalako (27%, n=79), Butembo (22%, n=64), Katwa (15%, n=46) and Beni (12%, n=35). As of 2 June 2019, a total of 2008 EVD cases, including 1914 confirmed and 94 probable cases, were reported. A total of 1346 deaths were reported (overall case fatality ratio 67%), including 1252 deaths among confirmed cases. Of the 2008 confirmed and probable cases with known age and sex, 58% (1159) were female, and 29% (585) were children aged less than 18 years. Cases continue to rise among health workers, with the cumulative number infected rising to 110 (6% of total cases). Deaths


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