DRC Ebola outbreaks
The outbreak, in DRC's northeastern North Kivu, South Kivu and Ituri provinces, is the country's second outbreak that started in 2018 and the country's tenth Ebola outbreak in 40 years. It is also the third epidemic since the end of the outbreak in West Africa in 2016 – and was declared less than one month since the previous outbreak, in nearby Equateur province, was declared over. The previous outbreak, which affected the city of Mbandaka, included 38 confirmed cases of Ebola and claimed 14 lives.
Interview: Back from the field - Ebola in DRC.
Recently back from overseeing the Ebola response in Democratic Republic of Congo, MSF Emergency Coordinator John Johnson outlines the significant challenges in tackling the outbreak in conflict-ridden Ituri and North Kivu provinces, including trying to find strategies to regain trust from the community.