This photograph shows you the inside of a Yambuku, Zaire mission hospital surgical theatre, prior to its conversion to an ICU for Ebola patients during the country’s the 1976 outbreak. The Ebola outbreak started in the town of Yambuku, and from there spread to surrounding areas. In Kinshasa, the country’s capital city, an area hospital was sealed off during the outbreak, helping to bring the situation under control. The total number of cases in Zaire was 318 and had a mortality rate of 88%. In 1997, Zaire was renamed the Democratic Republic of Congo.