Via Congo24.net, an August 24 report: An unidentified disease in DRC. The Google translation:
Experts from WHO would have arrived yesterday Boende in the province of Ecuador. Their mission is to support patients and determine what condition it is. WHO teams took samples in short analysis at the National Institute of Biomedical Research in Kinshasa. Additional samples must be made. Because right now the disease has not yet been identified but it would have done according to health authorities there 65 people in one month.
Currently three health areas are affected, Wetsikengo, Lokalia and Wafanya, all in the Boende territory. Samples were taken to determine the nature of the disease
A contagious disease
We are still at the stage of identification, but we already know that the disease is contagious, cases of contamination of nurses who treated patients were identified. We also know it is manifested by fever, severe diarrhea and vomiting.
In addition to the WHO teams, the Congolese Minister of Public Health, Felix Kabange Numbi also visited the province of Equateur. The Minister would also promised to send another team of doctors at the health area Djera, located twenty kilometers Boende to resample. The goal is to have as soon as possible about the disease.
Google Maps tells me Boende is east of Mbandaka, which is on the Congo River. If the outbreak really is Ebola, it's likely to be hard to contain. The presence of the minister of health suggests the government is taking this seriously.