UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The Ebola epidemic continues in eastern Congo, where 2,050 people have died, including 52 who died in eight days
The Ebola epidemic has continued to spread in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where it has recorded 2,050 deaths since August 1, 2018, including 52 who died in eight days, health sources said Thursday.
A Congolese national committee to deal with the Ebola epidemic said in its daily bulletin that Wednesday’s latest death toll was 2,050 from 3,049 cases. This was an increase of 52 deaths compared to Tuesday 27 August and 44 deaths compared to Wednesday 28 August, the date of exceeding the threshold of 2,000 deaths.
More than 200,000 people were vaccinated during the outbreak of the epidemic, the 10th of its kind in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It is the second deadliest epidemic after a pandemic in West Africa in 2014 (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and 11,000 deaths). The epidemic currently covers three areas in eastern DRC, where North Kivu started, Tori and South Kivu. The epidemic has also hit neighboring Uganda.
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