201. died due to the effects of Ebola since the June outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
This is what the Congolese Ministry of Health has BBC they should know. About half of the victims come from the city of Beni in the Northern Kivu region.
The ministry also reports that 25,000 people in the region have been vaccinated against the disease.
On Friday night, the ministry has already announced that the worst outbreak of ebola is in the country. At least 319 people received the virus.
Attacking rebels on medical teams ensures that all can not be vaccinated and that the disease can be spread more easily. "If doctors are attacked, they have to stop working and everything is delayed," a ministry official said. "So the virus gets the start of the head.
The spokesman said that two such assistants were killed in such attacks.
For several years there has been an armed conflict between several rebel groups and the Congolese army in Northern Kivu.
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