Ministry: Ebola outbreak worst in Congo’s history
Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak is the worst in the country’s recorded history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said.
The deadly virus has killed about 198 people since the outbreak was declared Aug. 1 in the volatile east, the ministry said. Those dead include 163 confirmed Ebola cases, with 35 probable deaths.
This is Congo’s 10th outbreak since 1976, when the hemorrhagic fever was first identified, the ministry said.
Health Minister Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga said late Friday that the figures now exceed that outbreak.