Democratic Republic of Congo
Global charities including Oxfam are asking the United Nations to ramp up Ebola prevention work in the Democratic Republic of Congo to the highest level of emergency response. This comes as violence by armed groups continues to undermine attempts to stop the epidemic.
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the United Nations have stepped up security for Ebola patients and healthcare workers after armed groups recently carried out attacks on treatment centers in the outbreak hotspots in the country's east.
Thirty-three people were believed killed by the most recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But rapid response by authorities and an experimental vaccine are credited with stopping a repeat of the 2013 disaster that took over 11,300 lives.