5 things you should know about Ebola in DRC

The latest Ebola epidemic in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the second-largest outbreak on record. The outbreak was declared in northeastern DRC on August 1, 2018. As of January 27, 2019, the World Health Organization has reported a total of 733 cases and 459 deaths. The epicenter of the outbreak is in North Kivu, an area of active conflict and political unrest. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is scaling up its response to the Ebola epidemic, using a new vaccine and new therapeutic drugs, and working with the community to contain the spread of the deadly virus.