Ebola outbreak declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Date: 23/07/2019
Source: Loss Prevention/WHO
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Ebola outbreak declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

On 17 July 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC).

Currently, all ports in DRC remain open and unaffected, with WHO strongly advising against any restrictions on travel and trade, however Members are advised to observe updates closely:

Latest updates: https://www.who.int/ebola/en/

Details on symptoms, transmission and treatment: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/ebola-virus-disease

International Maritime Organization (IMO) have joined forces with the World Health Organization (WHO) to produce a poster detailing practical advice for seafarers (enclosed). Further information and guidance can also be found on their website: http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/HotTopics/ebola/Pages/default.aspx

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