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.

  • In October 2021, an EVD outbreak began in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the Beni Health Zone, North Kivu Province. The outbreak was declared over on December 16, 2021 because 42 days passed since the last confirmed case-patient tested negative for the second time.
  • There are no cases of EVD in the United States.
  • CDC will continue to monitor for any emerging Ebola outbreaks. Please visit Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease) Outbreaks 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: December 20, 2021