The World Health Organization African Region tweeted today about a fifth Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case in the Equateur province in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
According to the tweet, there are now 5 cases (4 confirmed, 1 probable) and all were fatal cases.
Two health zones are affected (Mbandaka & Wangata) near the city of Mbandaka, the capital of Équateur Province.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is experiencing its fourteenth Ebola outbreaks since 1976. The current outbreak is the sixth since 2018 alone – the most frequent occurrence in the country’s Ebola history. Previous outbreaks in Equateur Province were in 2020 and 2018, with 130 and 54 recorded cases respectively.
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