Ebola continues to expand in remote area of Democratic Republic of the Congo

There have been 31 more cases of Ebola in the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The total so far has reached 62 cases, including 35 deaths. Nine of the cases have been healthcare workers, and 7 of them have died. All cases have occurred in the very remote Jeera County in Equateur Province. The affected villages include Watsi Kengo, Lokolia, Boende, and Boende Muke.

Given the remote location of this outbreak, the risk of exposure to the Ebola virus is very low for any general traveller to this country. Nevertheless, travellers in the affected area should avoid all close contact with ill persons.

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