DR Congo announces 'resurgence' of Ebola

Ebola in DRC

Medical staff of the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) work in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during their weekly rehearsal at the Bwera General Hospital in Bwera bordering with DRC, western Uganda, on December 12, 2018. 

Photo credit: Isaac Kasamani | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Ebola haemorrhagic fever was first identified in 1976 after scientists probed a string of unexplained deaths in what is now northern DRC.
  • A previous Ebola outbreak in the DRC's east, which ran from August 1 2018 to June 25 2020, was the country's worst ever, with 2,277 deaths.



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