Ebola was almost contained in Congo. A wave of violence threatens to bring it roaring back.

An attack on front-line responders to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo thretaens the progress made in bringing the current outbreak to an end. The current outbreak has killed more than 2,200 people over the past 16 months and has proved difficult to stamp out due to conditions in the response areas.

WHO, UNICEF evacuate 76 staff from Ebola teams in Congo due to insecurity

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday, November 26, evacuated dozens of personnel working on the Ebola epidemic from the town of Beni due to the worsening security situation. On Sunday, rebels killed eight people in an overnight raid.

The day the lab techs helped change the fate of a city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Surveillance and rapid detection of an Ebola case are vital tools in the race to end the current Ebola outbreak.To provide quicker lab analysis needed for quick detection, heath officials expanded on an approach started dueing a previous outbreak but with only a single mobile laboratory. This time, multiple “mobile” laboratories that operate as extensions of the National Institute of Biomedical Research have been set up in field locations because closer proximity to outbreak hot spots speeds up the confirmation of a case.