Doctors Without Borders reports that as few as 32 percent of newly confirmed Ebola cases were linked back to known contacts.
Charities have call on the United Nations to put the Democratic Republic of Congo Ebola outbreak on par with crises in Yemen, Syria, and Mozambique.
Villagers in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) killed a health worker and looted an Ebola treatment center.
The United Nations (UN), Thursday, May 23, announced the creation of an emergency Ebola response coordinator with the goal of tackling the security and political challenges facing Ebola response efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
The World Health Organization (WHO) said that healthcare workers are refusing to wear personal protective equipment in health facilities and are performing only routine infection control measures, due to violent threats from community members.
Health experts believe global health officials have opportunities to bolster their efforts.
The Democratic Republic of Congo's Minister of Health described the Ebola outbreak as a multi-headed dragon as the outbreak began in one place, but keeps popping up elsewhere.
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) called an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo one of the most complex emergencies that WHO has ever faced.
The Ebola outbreak death count is undercounted according to aid workers as healthcare workers are regularly turned away from homes where someone has died, leaving them unable to test for Ebola.
The World Health Organization (WHO) anticipates that Ebola case numbers will continue to rise due to the inability to reach all hotspot areas and the persistent pockets of community resistance.