#Ebola in DRC: 100 deaths in less than three weeks


Ebola blazing in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The epidemic has killed 100 people in the region in less than three weeks, according to the latest daily count published by the Ministry of Health Friday night.

Since this outbreak was declared on August 1, the total of deaths is over 700.

The province of North Kivu was the first to be concerned and marginally the neighboring Ituri.

The epicenter then moved from Mangina in a rural area to the city of Beni, and now in Butembo-Katwa, 50 km south of Beni in this region where people move a lot.

Some 95,000 people have been vaccinated against Ebola in the DRC . The Congolese Ministry of Health believes that the campaign has saved lives.

Still, this tenth epidemic of haemorrhagic fever on Congolese soil since 1976 is the worst in the history of the disease after the one that killed more than 10,000 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra in 2014.


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