Democratic Republic of Congo

Two-Month-Old Congo Ebola Outbreak Already Surpasses 2018’s Cases

In the six weeks since it began on June 1, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) latest Ebola outbreak in Equateur province has already reached 56 cases, surpassing the total number of cases recorded during the province’s last outbreak of the deadly disease that began two years ago, the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) reported on Thursday.

A man is getting inoculated with an Ebola vaccine on November 22, 2019 in Goma. (Photo by PAMELA TULIZO / AFP) (Photo by PAMELA TULIZO/AFP via Getty Images)

Red Cross: Over 1,000 People Killed in ‘Worsening’ Congo Ebola Outbreak

The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is “worsening” and has already killed more than 1,000 people, fueling a disconcerting number of cases in recent days, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) revealed over the weekend, echoing other global health groups.

Toll: Three people on a motorbike carry a cross for a grave in Ebola-hit North Kivu