DR Congo declares new Ebola outbreak in Equateur Province

DR Congo declares new Ebola outbreak in Equateur Province

The health authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola on April 23, 2022, after a case was confirmed in Mbandaka, a city in the north-western Equateur Province. This is the third outbreak in the province since 2018.

Uganda confirms new Ebola case as 9 year old girl dies

Uganda confirms new Ebola case as 9 year old girl dies

Uganda reported another case of Ebola disease on August 29, 2019, as 9-year-old girl from the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo died from the virus. The child crossed the border between Uganda and Congo with her mother on August 28, 2019, in hopes of finding…

Ebola outbreak declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

Ebola outbreak declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on July 17, 2019. The declaration…

Ebola virus disease spreads to Uganda

Ebola virus disease spreads to Uganda

The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) have confirmed a case of Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda. Although there have been numerous previous alerts, this is the first confirmed case in Uganda during the Ebola outbreak on-going in neighboring…

Ebola outbreak unlikely to be contained, DR Congo

Ebola outbreak unlikely to be contained, DR Congo

At least 1 117 people have died in world's second largest Ebola outbreak currently affecting DR Congo. WHO said the outbreak is 'unlikely' to be contained amid continued insecurity. Since the beginning of the epidemic, the accumulated cases rose to 1…

World’s second-largest Ebola outbreak spreads to major city, DR Congo

World’s second-largest Ebola outbreak spreads to major city, DR Congo

World's second-largest Ebola outbreak has spread to the city of Butembo (population 1 million), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). New cases are increasing quickly in Butembo's eastern suburbs and outlying, isolated districts, sparking fears of its…

Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo, 17 deaths confirmed

Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo, 17 deaths confirmed

At least 17 people have died in the north-west part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where health officials have confirmed an outbreak of Ebola, the health ministry has said. The declaration of outbreak came after laboratory results confirmed two cases of the…

Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

Health authorities are reporting an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This is the first Ebola outbreak since the end of the West Africa outbreak in 2016, and the first in the country since November 2014. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)…