>> The latest Ebola outbreak has become the second worst in African history. Over 425 people have been infected in the North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. So far, more than half of those have died. And this time the virus is proving even harder to contain.
Most of the outbreaks began in deeply isolated areas in sub-Saharan Africa. Not this one. It began in August among dense and very mobile local populations. Routers Julia Paravaccinni is in the DRC.>> Response teams are being stopped in their daily job by increase insecurity within the city of Benni.
Vaccinations are available, but often because of the insecurity, teams have to stop the vaccinations. And also surveillance and tracing contacts of patients, and transferring the patients to treatment centers.>> Ebola's posed most risk to this central swathe of Africa. The red dots illustrate the locations of previous outbreaks.
The biggest so far was between 2014 and 2016 in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The current outbreak is centered on North Kivu in the DRC. Delays to blood tests and the isolation and safe burial of victims also do little to prevent the spread of Ebola.