Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo equaled the most desolate in its history | International


The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DCC) Scared at 280 the number of likely deaths due to the Ebola outbreak In the northeast of the country, according to the latest data released the agency, a figure that already equals the deadliest outbreak in its history.

In a report published with figures in effect until December 7, The authorities indicate that the total number of cases is 489, Of which 441 are confirmed in laboratory tests and 48 are probable.

This epidemic has been equivalent to the deadliest in the history of the Dr., which is found in the Yambuku region, in the north of the country, at the end of August 1976 and held the first registered Ebola outbreak.

With a mortality rate of almost 90%, on this occasion 280 people died from the 318 cases that occurred because of the virus.

The current epidemic is also the second greatest in the world in the number of cases, surprising that registered in Uganda between 2000 and 2001, which accounted for 425 cases and 224 deaths, and just behind that declared in 2014 in Guinea Conakry, where it expanded To Sierra Leone and Liberia.

The outbreak was declared on August 1 in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri.

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