Ebola Strikes Again: New Outbreak In Beni| DRC

Nikki Attkisson | Last Updated : August 25, 2022

A new Ebola outbreak has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), raising fears about the spread of the disease throughout the region and to neighboring countries. 

The announcement was made in Beni, DRC’s North Kivu province. The latest outbreak represents the first time Ebola has been documented in the country since 2018 when there were more than 11,000 cases reported and more than 4,800 deaths occurred across Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone as well as in DRC.

What Is Ebola?

Humans and animals can contract Ebola, a virus that causes severe hemorrhagic fever. It is spread through contact with blood or bodily fluids of an infected person, and can also be spread through contact with infected animals. 

Ebola Strikes Again: New Outbreak In Beni| DRC

Symptoms of Ebola include fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and bleeding. The virus can lead to death in a matter of days if left untreated. A timely diagnosis and treatment are essential for survival.

What Is Being Done About It?

The World Health Organization has declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the city of Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The WHO is working with the Congolese government to contain the virus and prevent it from spreading. 

They are also providing medical care and support to those who have been affected. As of now, there are no reported cases outside of Congo. However, the WHO is monitoring the situation closely and will take appropriate measures if necessary. What can we do? We can help by staying informed about what’s happening so that we can be prepared for whatever may come. We can also donate funds or goods (such as protective clothing) to help those on the ground fight this deadly disease.

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How Did This Happen?

It’s been just over a year since the last Ebola outbreak was declared over in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). But now, the country is facing another outbreak of the deadly virus. This time, it’s in the city of Beni. 

Death of a 46-year-old woman who had shown symptoms of the disease and had recently come from a rural area where Ebola was active. In response, more than 1000 people were vaccinated on Sunday and Monday alone and more are scheduled to be immunized this week. 

So far there have been two confirmed cases of Ebola and 10 probable cases in Beni. Experts say that the disease has not yet spread outside of that region but we will continue to monitor for other developments.

What Can You Do About It?

Just when it seemed like the world was getting a handle on the Ebola virus, a new outbreak has been declared in Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This is incredibly concerning news, as the DRC is still recovering from the last outbreak which killed over 11,000 people. 

The death toll for this one could be even higher if aid workers don’t act quickly to contain it.  But how can you help? Well, first of all, you can pray that international health organizations and locals can get things under control before more lives are lost. 

Secondly, you can also give to charities that are doing their best to stop the spread and keep more families safe. One good example is Samaritan’s Purse – they’re doing everything they can to support relief efforts and provide medical supplies. 

Can You Survive Ebola?

Ebola is a serious and deadly virus that affects humans and primates. The virus is highly contagious and can be spread through contact with bodily fluids. Symptoms of Ebola include fever, severe headache, muscle pain, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, and bleeding. 

Ebola is a serious disease with no known cure. However, there are treatments available that can improve the chances of survival. A timely diagnosis and treatment are crucial for survival. Ebola is a preventable disease. 

The best way to prevent Ebola is to avoid contact with the virus. If you think you have been exposed to the virus, seek medical attention immediately.


🔵National Library Of Medicine (n.d) Recurrent Ebolavirus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo: update and challenges (Available Online):https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6940573/

🔵National Library Of Medicine (n.d) Ebola Virus (Available Online):https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK560579/

Nikki Attkisson

With over 15 years as a practicing journalist, Nikki Attkisson found herself at Powdersville Post now after working at several other publications. She is an award-winning journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit and worked as a journalist covering technology, innovation, environmental issues, politics, health etc. Nikki Attkisson has also worked on product development, content strategy, and editorial management for numerous media companies. She began her career at local news stations and worked as a reporter in national newspapers.

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