Ebola is Back – WHO

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The World Health Organization said Friday, after the virus caused three deaths in the area since April 22. The WHO said the outbreak affects an equatorial forest region in Bas-Uele province, bordering Central African Republic.

The last Ebola outbreak in Congo in 2014 was quickly contained and killed 49 people according to official figures.

In a television address, Health Minister Oly Ilunga confirmed the outbreak while urging the population “not to panic”.

The country “has taken all necessary measures to respond quickly and efficiently to this new outbreak”, he said.

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