Ebola epidemic declared in northeast DR Congo, 3 dead - WHO
An Ebola outbreak has been declared in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said Friday.
The virus caused three deaths in the area since April 22.
The WHO said the outbreak affects an equatorial forest region in Bas-Uele province, bordering Central African Republic.
The last Ebola outbreak in Congo in 2014 was quickly contained and killed 49 people according to official figures.
On 11 May 2017, the Min of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo notified WHO & partners of a lab-confirmed case of #Ebola#DRC— WHO (@WHO) May 12, 2017
"It (the case) is in a very remote zone, very forested, so we are a little lucky.