The outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo remains active. On 3 June 2018, six new suspected EVD cases have been reported in Bikoro (5) and Wangata (1) Health Zones. Three laboratory specimens (from suspected cases reported on 2 June 2018) tested negative. No new confirmed EVD cases and no new deaths have been reported since our last situation update on 1 June 2018.
Since the beginning of the outbreak (on 4 April 2018), a total of 56 EVD cases and 25 deaths (case fatality rate 44.6%) have been reported, as of 3 June 2018. Of the 56 cases, 37 have been laboratory confirmed, 13 are probable (deaths for which it was not possible to collect laboratory specimens for testing) and six are suspected. Of the confirmed and probable cases, 25 (50%) are from Iboko, followed by 21 (42%) from Bikoro and four (8%) from Wangata health zones. A total of five healthcare workers have been affected, with four confirmed cases and two deaths.
The outbreak has remained localised to the three health zones initially affected: Iboko (23 confirmed cases, 2 probable, 5 deaths), Bikoro (10 confirmed cases, 11 probable, 5 suspected, 17 deaths) and Wangata (4 confirmed cases, 1 suspected, 3 deaths). As of 31 May 2018, a total of 880 contacts remain under active follow-up.
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