Columbia University is closely monitoring the current outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that was declared on August 1, 2018 by the Ministry of Public Health of the DRC. This current outbreak is located in the North Kivu and Ituri Provinces in the DRC. The Ministry of Public Health, World Health Organization (WHO), and partners are responding to this event and working to establish the full extent of this outbreak. No cases have been reported in neighboring countries to date.
The Emergency Management Operations Team is closely monitoring Hurricane Florence. Although the National Weather Service predicts landfall in North Carolina, there currently remains uncertainty regarding the system’s track, intensity and impacts to our area this week.
Columbia University continues to monitor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene advisories regarding Zika virus. These travel advisories are for much of the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, and South America, and some areas of Southeast Asia. (See map at http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/).