The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the 2nd largest Ebola outbreak in history, outpaced only by the 2013-2016 West African epidemic. The outbreak continues to be recognized as a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) has provided a summary of the Ebola response from August 2018 through November 2019, noting 2196 deaths as well as consistent challenges to outbreak control due to government mistrust and ongoing armed conflict in the region.

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