Ebola Outbreak In Central Africa

The Democratic Republic of  Congo, a Central Africa neighbor of ours, recently had four confirmed Ebola deaths. This is the Congo’s eighth Ebola outbreak and first since the big one two years ago. The government is known to be able to contain health risks. Most governments in the region responded with tighter boarder control and a more restrictive health screening for travelers.

No Ebola cases have been recorded outside of the Congo during this most recent outbreak. The World Health Organization (WHO) suspects the eating of contaminated bush meat as the culprit for transmission in this most recent outbreak. There has not been a new case reported in three weeks and the WHO has declared the outbreak contained. Despite the close proximity to infected regions, Equatorial Guinea has never had a confirmed case of Ebola.