The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has reported zero case of Ebola since the country declared the end of the 13th Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak on the 16th December 2021. This is the second EVD outbreak reported this year… Read More ›
Democratic Republic of the Congo
New Ebola outbreak detected in northwest Democratic Republic of the Congo; WHO surge team supporting the response
The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo announced today that a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease is occurring in Wangata health zone, Mbandaka, in Équateur province.
The exportation of cases into Uganda is a reminder that, as long as this outbreak continues in DRC, there is a risk of spread to neighbouring countries, although the risk of spread to countries outside the region remains low, according to an Emergency Committee statement by the WHO.
The Emergency Committee on the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo says a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) should not be declared at this time.
Rebel violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is escalating inside the vast country’s Ebola-hit North Kivu province, putting millions at risk, the United Nations refugee agency warned on Friday.
Africa is unique, culturally diverse with various traditional practices that may play greater roles in creating the enabling environment for viral diseases, such as Ebola.
The same experimental vaccine concept being used to prevent Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) also is the basis for an experimental vaccine against Nipah