Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease)

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a rare and often deadly illness caused by the Ebola virus. The Ebola virus can spread from person to person through direct contact with blood or body fluids (urine, feces, saliva, sweat, vomit, breast milk, and semen) of a person who is sick with or has died from EVD. This can happen when a person touches the infected body fluids or objects that have come into contact with those body fluids, such as medical equipment, needles and syringes. The virus enters the body through broken skin or through the eyes, nose or mouth.


  • On February 7, 2021, the Ministry of Health of the DRC reported an EVD outbreak in the eastern part of the DRC (North Kivu). The EVD outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was declared over on May 3, 2021. 
  • CDC will continue to monitor for any emerging Ebola outbreaks. Please visit Outbreaks | Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease) page for a list of any current or past outbreaks.
  • VDH will update this site as needed.


  • A list of Ebola virus disease resources for the public and for healthcare providers can be found below.

Last updated: June 25, 2021