Ebola outbreak: 2,000 die in Democratic Republic of the Congo


The number of people who have died from Ebola during a year-long outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has now climbed above 2,000.

The figure was 2,006 on 28 August, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The number of confirmed and probable cases has passed 3,000.

The WHO said the DRC has been grappling with the world’s second largest Ebola epidemic on record since the outbreak was declared last August.

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Source:  Sky News