New Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
This article is for awareness only. A new Ebola outbreak in the Eastern Province of North Kivu, DRC, has been announced by the DRC and WHO. Only two cases have been reported although there are more than 100 contacts, many of them high risk, which are being surveilled. The two cases were women who had close contact and have both died. The first case is married to an Ebola survivor from a previous outbreak in the Region, which just ended in June of 2020. Ebola virus has been documented to persist for many months in some body fluids. At this time, there is no need for any interventions from the US or Canada.