Here’s a timeline on how an Ebola outbreak in Congo became a global concern

Here’s a timeline on how an Ebola outbreak in Congo became a global concern

The World Health Organization has declared Congo’s Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, after the virus threatened to spread to a major c

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The World Health Organization has declared Congo’s Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and into neighboring countries.The response has been hampered by frequent militia violence and low public trust. Below is a timeline of the latest Ebola epidemic.Story continues below

READ MORE: WHO declares Ebola outbreak an international public health emergencyAugust 1 2018Congo health ministry declares four cases in the eastern town of Mangina, 100 km from the Ugandan border in a province beset by militia violence. It marks the start of Congo’s 10th Ebola outbreak since 1976.The announcement comes eight days after another Ebola outbreak in western Congo was successfully contained with the use of an experimental new vaccine from Merck.WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says he is confident in Congo’s ability to contain the virus. WHO sends staff and supplies.WATCH: WHO calls on international community to help with Ebola response

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