By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The World Health Organization (WHO) African Region tweeted Friday: The latest Situation Report from the 11th Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Mbandaka, Équateur Province DRC (reported 16 July 2020)–To date there has been 57 cases (53 confirmed, 4 probable), 22 deceased and 16 people have recovered.

The outbreak is DR Congo’s 11th since Ebola was identified in 1976.

Dr Michel Yao, Emergency Operations Manager for WHO Africa speaks on the challenges WHO  & partners currently face Watch HERE  in responding to the Ebola outbreak in Equateur, DRC. This outbreak is spreading faster than the 2018 outbreak & over a wider geographical area surrounded by dense rain forests.