Ebola Makes Comeback In DRC

Between the 70's and the 90's, Mobutu Sese Seko was able to keep a lid on top of Zaire's Ebola cases, now in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Ebola has made a sharp return since the 2013-2015 outbreak that decimated both Congo's and parts of west Africa.

It is now feared by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that a new Ebola outbreak has started in the DRC, taking place on the borders between them and the Republic of Congo (ROC).

Though a single case of this “Neo-Ebola” has been found, it is only a matter of time before more cases crop up in the region.

The previous large scale Ebola outbreak from 2013-2015 killed over 11,000 people in west Africa and central Africa with a mortality rate of 50%, that's not including animals that died from Ebola which was estimated to be around the same as human fatalities.

Ebola is often spread via the consumption of Bush Meat, a category meant to generalize any meat that is hunted in Africa and sold as is, a popular local delicacy in the countries falling into west and central Africa. 

Both the ROC and DRC have told civilians not to eat Bush Meat and to report any instances of the act along with anyone seen bleeding from the eyes, nose, and/or mouth. 

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