Ebola virus disease

Ebola situation reports: Democratic Republic of the Congo

On 1 August 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease in North Kivu Province. The Ministry of Health, WHO and partners are responding to this event, and working to establish the full extent of this outbreak. Numbers may fluctuate on a daily basis due to many factors, including continuing monitoring, investigation and reclassification of cases. Alert and suspected cases (not reported here), are systematically investigated to confirm or exclude Ebola virus disease before inclusion in the case counts or discarded as non-cases.

Latest numbers as of 16 January 2019

Total cases: 668
- Confirmed cases: 619
- Probable cases: 49

Deaths: 410
- Confirmed: 361
- Probable: 49

Situation on the current outbreak in North Kivu (2018-2019)

Situation reports

Disease Outbreak News (DONs)

Recent Ebola outbreak in Équateur Province (2018)


This page links all WHO technical and general information on Ebola virus disease.