Ebola outbreak (DRC): ECDC risk assessment update and WHO news page

29 May 2018

Article: 52/2104

An update to the current ECDC risk assessment on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was published on 25 May 2018. This is due to cases in urban areas in the Equateur province in DRC which may increase the risk of spread to neighbouring countries. The risk to the EU remains very low.

In addition the updated risk assessment has also states that:

  • there is a very low risk for EU travellers/residents in DRC areas not known to have cases
  • there is a low risk for travellers entering the affected area (the Equateur province)

Source: ECDC, 25 May 2018

A news page covering the Ebola outbreak in DRC has been established by the World Health Organisation (WHO), and is being updated regularly. The page includes news on efforts by the DRC Ministry of Health and WHO to control the outbreak as well as an overview of the situation and information on the vaccination programme.

For more information on the current Ebola outbreak in the DRC, see current note 52/1905.