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Kivu Ebola epidemic

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Kivu Ebola epidemic
Democratic Republic of the Congo & Uganda; areas affected by the epidemic.
Date1 August 2018 (2018-08-01) – 25 June 2020 (2020-06-25)[1]
Casualties
Country Cases (conf./prob./susp.) Deaths Last update
DRC 3,313 / 153 / 0 2,266[1][2]
Uganda 4 / 0 / 0 4[3][4][5][6][7]
Total 3,470
[note 1]
2,280
[note 1]
As of 25 June 2020

The Kivu Ebola epidemic was an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) that happened in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in Central Africa from 2018 to 2020.[9] Between 1 August 2018 and 25 June 2020 it caused in 3,470 reported cases.[10] The Kivu outbreak also affected Ituri Province, whose first case was confirmed on 13 August 2018.[11]

In November 2018, the outbreak became the biggest Ebola outbreak in the DRC's history,[12][13][14] and had become the second-largest Ebola outbreak in recorded history worldwide.[15]

On 25 June 2020, the outbreak was declared ended.[15]

  1. 1.0 1.1 ...in the Congolese statistics cases of Mabalako. Uganda's index case and 7 other family members were classified in Mabalako, the health zone where they started to develop symptoms. Of these 8 confirmed cases of the same family, 5 remained in the DRC and 3 had crossed the border. [...] The 2 deaths of Bwera are the 5-year-old boy and the 50-year-old grandmother who were classified...[8]

References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "DR Congo's deadliest Ebola outbreak declared over". BBC News. 25 June 2020. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  2. "Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS". who.maps.arcgis.com. 25 June 2020. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  3. Gladstone, Rick (12 June 2019). "Two More Ebola Cases Diagnosed in Uganda as First Victim, 5, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  4. Muhumuza, Rodney; Keaten, Jamey. "2nd Ebola death in Uganda after outbreak crosses border". ABC News. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  5. "Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak Uganda Situation Reports" (PDF). World Health Organization (WHO). Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  6. "Update of Ebola Outbreak in Kasese District, 21 June 2019 – Uganda". ReliefWeb. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  7. "Congolese girl, 9, dies of Ebola in Uganda – hospital official". Reuters. 30 August 2019. Archived from the original on 2 September 2019. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  8. "Situation épidémiologique dans les provinces du Nord-Kivu et de l'Ituri" (in French). Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga, Ministre de la Santé. 2019-06-13.
  9. "History of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreaks". www.cdc.gov. 22 January 2021. Archived from the original on 3 March 2021. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  10. "WHO | Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo". WHO. Archived from the original on 11 March 2021. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  11. "EBOLA RDC – Evolution de la riposte contre l'épidémie d'Ebola dans la province du Nord Kivu au Lundi 13 août 2018". mailchi.mp (in French). Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  12. "EBOLA RDC – Evolution de la riposte contre l'épidémie d'Ebola dans les provinces du Nord Kivu et de l'Ituri au Vendredi 9 novembre 2018". mailchi.mp (in French). Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  13. "Current Ebola Outbreak Is Worst in Congo's History: Ministry". usnews.com. Us News and World report. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  14. Mahamba, Fiston; Cocks, Tim; Reese, Chris (2018-10-15). "Congo confirms 33 Ebola cases in past week, of whom 24 died". Reuters. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Maxmen, Amy (26 June 2020). "World's second-deadliest Ebola outbreak ends in Democratic Republic of the Congo". Nature. doi:10.1038/d41586-020-01950-0. PMID 34172954. S2CID 220503726. Archived from the original on 11 March 2021. Retrieved 10 March 2021.