WHO declares outbreak in northeast DR Congo

The WHO said the outbreak affects an equatorial forest region in Bas-Uele province, bordering Central African Republic.

About 11,300 people died in a 2013-16 Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone -- the worst outbreak by far in the disease's 40-year history

The WHO said the outbreak affects an equatorial forest region in Bas-Uele province, bordering Central African Republic.

The last Ebola outbreak in Congo in 2014 was quickly contained and killed 49 people according to official figures.

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