Factbox: Ebola Virus Outbreaks in Africa
|05/14/2017||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
Democratic Republic of Congo Ebola Outbreak
On May 13, the World Health Organization declared an Ebola outbreak in Bas-Uele province, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, after a person tested positive for the Ebola virus.
The last Ebola outbreak in Congo happened in 2014 and killed more than 40 people.
In 2013, an Ebola crisis began in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Congo’s outbreaks have all been in areas not linked to the West African cases.
2013-16 Western Africa Ebola Outbreak
Where: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Began: December 2013
Ended*: March 2016
* WHO declared the outbreak in West Africa a public health emergency in August 2014. It read more >>>