Day by day, reports by health organizations note one new difficulty after another in this latest outbreak, even as their work sets milestones that have given new hope in the fight against one of the world's most notorious diseases.
"Yet this is the first outbreak in history where we have so many preventative and curative treatments available to protect the population against Ebola". Some 1 million people are displaced in North Kivu, complicating matters further.
Michelle Gayer, Senior Director of Emergency Health at the International Rescue Committee, said while the numbers were far lower than those from West Africa in 2014, a prolonged outbreak was underway in the DRC.
This is the first time this turbulent part of northeastern Congo has had an Ebola outbreak.
It has been mentioned by several officials that it might take months to completely dissipate the outbreak in the country.
Map of areas affected by the Ebola outbreak.
As mentioned, the territories affected by the area are also problematic due to violent conflict in the region.
More than 38,000 people have been vaccinated since the start of a vaccination campaign on 8 August, according to the health ministry. While some foreign groups have asked for more global aid, the violence in the area might be the biggest enemy to accept such actions.
The embassy had been closed since it received "credible and specific information of a possible terrorist threat against US Government facilities in Kinshasa" on November 24.
As the need for help in containing the outbreak grows, two of the world's most prominent medical journals this week published statements by global health experts urging the Trump administration to do more.
Forty years later, despite a massive and coordinated mobilisation by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Congolese ministry of health and organisations such as MSF, the deadly virus is still spreading.