A World Health Organization team checks the temperature of Confirme Masika Mughanyira, 7, in Vayana town, a small village in the Democratic Republic. Ebola in the DRC. May 2019. The Ebola epidemic in the DRC is now considered a global health emergency. Despite medical advancements, the virus continues to spread, in part due to social conflict. Health workers have been murdered, treatment centers torched, and rumors have repeatedly outwrestled the truth.