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Ebola Travel Alert Expanded for Africa

September 5, 2020 • 1:07 pm CDT
Level 2 Travel Alert
(Vax Before Travel)

There is an ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Équateur province in the western part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), says the U.S. CDC. Additionally, the CDC issued a Level 2 Travel Alert on August 31, 2020, which informs visitors to this area in Africa that they could be infected with Ebola if they come into contact with an infected person’s blood or other body fluids.

Furthermore, international travelers should seek medical care immediately if they develop fever, muscle pain, sore throat, diarrhea, weakness, vomiting, stomach pain, or unexplained bleeding or bruising during or after travel, says the CDC.

Regarding the current outbreak, the WHO African Region Tweeted on September 4, 2020, the latest Situation Report from the 11th Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Mbandaka, Équateur Province, DRC ... there have been 110 Ebola confirmed cases and 48 related-fatalities.... which indicates a case-fatality-rate exceeding 43%.

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