WV DRC Ebola Virus Disease Response Sitrep 17

Ebola Virus Disease Situation Report 17

Last week DRC reported the first COVID-19 case in its borders, just 7 days after the country celebrated the discharge of the last Ebola patient from a treatment centre in Beni. The countdown to 42 days (covering two incubation periods) is in progress, and the country is optimistic it will soon be declared Ebola-free!

The presence of COVID-19 in DRC is of serious concern for a community that has been battling Ebola for the last 19 months, coupled with measles, cholera, hunger and chronic insecurity.