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(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 20, 2018 an attendant charged to handle the access to the Ebola security zone disinfects shoes outside the Wangata Reference Hospital in Mbandaka, northwestern Democratic Repubic of Congo. The Democratic Republic of Congo on August 1, 2018 reported an outbreak of Ebola in the east of the vast country, barely a week after it had declared the end to an outbreak in the northwest. "At this point, there is no indication that these two epidemics, which are more than 2,500 kilometres (1,500 miles) apart, are connected," Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga said in a statement. / AFP PHOTO / JUNIOR KANNAH

WHO: Latest Ebola outbreak is Zaire strain, vaccinations to start

The Ebola outbreak in Congo is confirmed to be the Zaire strain of the virus and vaccinations of health workers may start as early as Wednesday, a senior official of the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

WHO warns over challenges of containing Ebola in DR Congo ‘war zone’

Containing an Ebola outbreak in a "war zone" in the Democratic Republic of Congo is among the most difficult challenges the World Health Organization has faced, a top official said Friday.

WHO: Unlicensed Ebola drugs could soon be used in DR Congo

The World Health Organization said Tuesday it was awaiting formal approval from the Democratic Republic of Congo to send in unlicenced Ebola medication to help rein in an outbreak of the deadly virus.

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