This is the ninth Ebola outbreak in the country since 1976. The previous outbreaks were centred in rural areas and contained before they reached an urban environment like Mbandaka. The current outbreak is the fourth in Equateur Province - following others in 1976, 1977, and 2014.
Ebola Outbreak in Congo - What You Need to Know
IRIN, 21 May 2018
The Democratic Republic of Congo has begun to administer an experimental vaccine to halt the spread of the Ebola virus in Mbandaka, a major transport hub that is home to more than… Read more »
Ebola isolation area
WHO Backs Ebola Vaccinations
WHO, 21 May 2018
The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the support of WHO and partners, is preparing to vaccinate high risk populations against Ebola virus disease (EVD)… Read more »
WHO Says Better Prepared This Year Than for 2014 Outbreak
Deutsche Welle, 21 May 2018
The UN agency has said an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is concerning, but the outlook is better than in 2014. The comments came as the DRC kicked off a… Read more »
The Testing Ground - Could an Experimental Vaccine Save the DRC From Ebola?
Bhekisisa, 22 May 2018
The virus' resurgence, this time in a city of more than one-million people could set the scene for a fast-spreading disaster. Read more »
Congo's health ministry issued a statement late Friday confirming three new cases of lethal Ebola virus in Mbandaka city. There are now 17 confirmed and 43 possible Ebola cases. At ... Read more »
A meeting convened by the World Health Organisation on Friday warned that there was a risk of the Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo spreading rapidly, even across internatonal ... Read more »
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