Via The Disease Daily at HealthMap.org: Dungu, DR Congo: First, LRA Attacks and now, Ebola. Excerpt:
Ebola Bundibugyo was discovered in Uganda in 2007. This is the first appearance of the Bundibugyo strain since then. This particular strain of Ebola is slightly less lethal than others, with a case fatality rate somewhere around 37 percent (the 2007 outbreak had 131 cases and 42 deaths), compared to the 50 to 90 percent of other strains.
Currently, Médecins Sans Frontières and the Ministry of Health are tracking and monitoring contacts to contain the outbreak.
Of particular concern is the civil unrest in the Dungu area. In June, the people of Dungu and Faradje were attacked by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Reportedly, four thousand people were displaced. Contact tracing and monitoring are extremely important to contain Ebola because symptoms can appear as late as three weeks after infection.
These activities are very difficult in areas with civil unrest due to a highly mobile population and strained infrastructure.