Democratic Republic of Congo declared a new Ebola epidemic on Monday in the western city of Mbandaka, more than 1,000 km away from an ongoing outbreak of the same deadly virus in the east.
An Ebola flare-up in eastern Congo may spread again after a patient escaped from a clinic, complicating efforts to contain the disease that has infected six people since last week, the World Health Organization said on Sunday.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) recorded a third new Ebola case on Monday, a seven-year-old girl who had started showing symptoms after visiting the same health centre as the two previous cases, the World Health Organisation said on Monday.
The first person to contract Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo in more than 50 days has died, the government said on Friday, ending hopes that the second worst outbreak of the disease in history might be over.
Governments across Africa are teaming up with technology giants, including Facebook and WhatsApp, to fight misinformation about coronavirus on social media platforms that could propel the pandemic on a continent with shaky healthcare systems.