The World Health Organization is waiting for the DR Congo to approve the use of unlicensed drugs to rein in the deadly Ebola virus. Health workers are already testing an experimental vaccine in the current outbreak, and they say they are optimistic.
Local health officials have reported a number of patients showing symptoms of hemorrhagic fever and deaths in the affected area. The disease has resurfaced nearly 10 months after the end of an earlier outbreak.
At least 19 people have died in connection to the Ebola virus in the western Democratic Republic of Congo. Here is a look at what authorities in the region are doing to address the outbreak.
Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are to start a vaccination campaign to contain an Ebola outbreak. The dangerous virus is spreading, with at least 21 people contracting the disease.
The UN agency has said an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is concerning, but the outlook is better than in 2014. The comments came as the DRC kicked off a vaccination campaign to contain the virus.
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