MSF medical workers are currently in the Mbandaka and Bikoro areas, installing Ebola treatment centres and readying local teams for the widespread treatment of Ebola patients. A deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has a clear “potential to expand”, the World Health Organization warned Wednesday, as it reported seven more cases of the disease which until now has killed 27 people.
In the markets of Mbandaka, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, bushmeat sales are falling due to the meat being a major factor in the transmission of the Ebola virus. One person contaminated by the virus has died in the town, taking the total number of deaths to 27 since the beginning of the epidemic.
The death toll in an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rose to 26 on Monday after a person died in the northwest city of Mbandaka, the government said, as it began vaccinating first responders against the dreaded disease.
Doctors have installed a washbasin outside the Church of Christ in Mbandaka, the center of the recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.