The World Health Organization reports that health authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have confirmed a fresh Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Mbandaka Health Zone, Équateur Province in the north-western part of the country. This event comes at a time when the 42-day countdown to the end of the EVD outbreak in Ituri, North Kivu and South Kivu Provinces was relaunched following re-emergence of the outbreak in Beni. As of 1 June 2020, a total of six EVD cases, including three confirmed and three probable cases have been reported.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has reported five new Ebola cases just as World Health Organization was preparing to declare an end to the outbreak.
The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed three new deaths from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
According to the World Health Organization, since 17 February 2020, there have been no new cases of Ebola reported in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
There are no new cases of Ebola reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 17 February 2020. The World Health Organization requests $20 million to maintain surveillance and response operations until the end of the outbreak declaration. The WHO has not received new funding for the Ebola response since December 2019.
The Ebola outbreak zone is also a war zone, which makes fighting this disease an increasingly difficult battle.
Doctors Without Borders stopped Ebola prevention operations and other services in a town in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) due to the presence of armed government forces inside several health facilities in Biakato.
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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.