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.

WHO warns continuing Ebola outbreak in DRC poses a risk to neighbouring countries

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.