Experts race to quell Ebola outbreak in remote DRC province

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Representatives of the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), WHO and UNICEF arrive at Likati, the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak . Photo: WHO African Region

A race against the clock has begun to contain an outbreak of Ebola in a remote northern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on the border with the Central African Republic, the World Health Organization has announced.

Twenty cases of Ebola have been reported, two have been confirmed by laboratory tests and three people have died so far, the agency says.

This is the eighth outbreak in the DRC since 1976.

The most recent was in 2014, around the same time the virus wreaked havoc in West Africa, killing more than 11,000 people.

Jocelyne Sambira has the story.

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