health ministry said that it had sent a team of 12 experts to find the epicenter of the outbreak and the affected villages, and trace the new contacts of the disease.


Meanwhile, signs and symptoms typically start between two days and three weeks after contracting the virus with a fever, sore throat, muscular pain, and headaches.

In 2014, more than 11,000 people were killed in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Congo's long experience of Ebola and its vast, remote geography mean outbreaks are often localised and relatively easy to isolate and snuff out.

Nigeria have already taken measures to stop the disease from entering the country through its border, by tightening security at several entry points. Similar measures helped it contain the virus during the West African epidemic that began in 2013.


The province of Equateur has an estimated population of 2.5 million people with 284 registered health facilities.

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