3 things to know about the international effort to limit Congo's Ebola outbreak

Democratic Republic of the Congo's Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization and other partners coordinated a rapid response to the Congo's Ebola outbreak, which has been linked to four deaths, according to the WHO's June 5 situation report.

Since April 22, health officials have identified five laboratory confirmed cases and three probable cases of Ebola. Three deaths occurred among probable cases and one death among confirmed cases.

Here are three things to know about the international effort to contain the outbreak, according to an emergency update from WHO.

1. The outbreak occurred in the remote Bas-Uele province in the northern portion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. With limited infrastructure and telecommunications, the Ministry of Health, the WHO and partners had to set up a secure base camp coordinate an effective response.

2. Tents, a camp kitchen, latrines and other basic facilities were erected. Essential supplies like drinking water, mobile generates and fuel were flown in by helicopter.

3. In addition to the WHO, other organizations assisting the Ministry of Health in the response included Médecins Sans Frontières, UNICEF, the International Federation of the Red Cross/Red Crescent, the Congolese Red Cross and the Alliance for International Medical Action.

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