Ebola in the Equateur Province: the situation as of 27 June 2018

Ebola in Equateur DRC

Find all the latest information about the Ebola outbreak in the Equateur Province and the response of the Government, UNICEF and their partners to control the outbreak.


While the overall response to the Ebola outbreak in Equateur Province continues, the follow up of the last contact in Bikoro health zone after 21 days was completed on 25 June, 2018. At present, follow up of contacts continues in Itipo health area of Iboko health zone.

As of the 27 June 2018, a total 38 confirmed and 15 probable cases were reported in the three affected health zones of Wangata (Mbandaka), Bikoro and Itipo of the Equateur province. The additional probable case was an old case that was pending classification since the beginning of the response.

As of 27 June 2018, a total of 3,330 persons have been vaccinated in the three affected health zones of Wangata (Mbandaka), Bikoro, and Iboko, of the Equateur province.

Key figures

  • 57 total reported cases (MoH, 27 June 2018)
  • 38 confirmed cases (MoH, 27 June 2018)
  • 29 deaths recorded (MoH, 27 June 2018)
  • 51 contacts under surveillance (MoH,27 June 2018)

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Yves Willemot

Yves Willemot est le chef de l’Équipe InfoCom de l’UNICEF RDC. Plus que tout, ce qui est important pour lui c'est d'être "tous ensemble pour les enfants".

Yves Willemot is Head of the UNICEF DRC InfoCom Team. More than anything, he believes that the most important is to "be together for the children".

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