Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola outbreak - DG ECHO Daily Map | 18/05/2017
On 12 May, the first case of Ebola was confirmed in DRC. On 15 May, there were 20 cases reported, two confirmed by laboratory test and 3 deaths. The number of physical contact is estimated at 400. Four health areas are affected in Bas-Uélé Province.
Congolese Ministry of Health, WHO, MSF and Alima are responding swiftly to the situation, with the deployment of experienced staff and equipment near the epicentre of the epidemic. A crisis cell has been activated in the field and additional Ebola experts from MSF and WHO will be deployed to DRC this week.
The European Commission's Emergency Response Coordination Centre is taking necessary preparedness measures for a potential EU intervention in case the European Medical Corps and logistical capacities would be needed.