Mbandaka

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 A child has  her hands washed as a preventive measure against ebola  in Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph:  Reuters/Kenny Katombe

The deadly haemorrhagic virus is back. Dozens of cases of ebola have been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo since an outbreak began earlier(...)

An International Red Cross Committee staff member walks in front of a quarantine zone at the hospital of Wangata in Mbandaka on Tuesday. Photograph: Junior D Kannah/AFP/Getty Images

Three patients infected with the deadly Ebola virus slipped out of an isolation ward at a hospital in the Congolese city of Mbandaka, an aid group sai(...)

A nurse working with the World Health Organisation (WHO) shows a bottle containing Ebola vaccine in Mbandaka on Monday. The death toll in an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 26. Photograph: Junior Kannah/AFP/Getty Images

The deadly haemorrhagic virus Ebola has once again taken hold in sub-Saharan Africa. At least 45 cases have been reported in the Democratic Republic o(...)

A man drives his bike taxi past the Church of Christ during Pentecost celebrations on Sunday in Mbandaka, northwest of DR Congo. Photograph:  Junior D Kannah/AFP/Getty Images

A vaccination campaign aimed at beating an outbreak of Ebola in Congo began on Monday in the port city of Mbandaka, where four cases of the deadly dis(...)

A health care worker wears virus protective gear at a treatment centre in Bikoro in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: AP

Two more cases of Ebola have been confirmed in the northwestern city of Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, health officials have said. (...)

Health workers wear protective equipment as they prepare to attend to suspected Ebola patients at Bikoro Hospital - the epicenter of the latest Ebola outbreak in DRC. Photograph: Mark Naftalin/AFP/Getty Images

Congolese and UN officials were racing to prevent an Ebola outbreak from spreading in Congo on Thursday, working out the logistics of keeping newly ar(...)