Regions where confirmed and suspected cases have been reported (see ECDC website)
For travellers going to this region, the following measures are important to reduce the risk of Ebola infection:
- Regularly consult the travel advisory of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Coordination Centre for Travel Advice (LCR)
- Avoid contact with people who are ill, deceased individuals and/or their bodily fluids
- Avoid contact with any wild animals, whether live or dead (monkeys, bats, bongos and other forest antelopes)
- Do not eat raw meat (bushmeat), and wash and peel fruit/vegetables before consumption
- Avoid contact with any Ebola patient, whether live or dead, and/or their body fluids
- Avoid funeral rites involving contact with any deceased Ebola patients
- Avoid contact with materials that may have been contaminated by a patient (e.g. syringes, clothing, sheets, eating utensils)
- Avoid unprotected sexual intercourse with an Ebola patient who recovered; this applies during 6 months after recovery.
If you develop flu-like symptoms within 2-21 days after returning from an Ebola outbreak area, call your GP and specifically mention where you travelled to. Your GP can consult with the Municipal Public Health Service (GGD) as needed.
More information: WHO, ECDC.