The disease that killed more than 11,000 people between 2014 and 2015 mainly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia is back.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least one person has died after contracting the virus in the country’s north-east, the WHO says, adding that the Congolese health ministry had notified it of a “lab-confirmed case” of Ebola.
Some Nigerians died too in 2014, but the disease was fought to a standstill. Dr Ameyo Stella Adedavoh is the heroine that prevented the index case for Ebola in Nigeria, Mr Patrick Sawyer, from infecting many Nigerians but got infected herself. She is still remembered.