DR Congo's Ebola Outbreak Now Second Worst in History

The tally of Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached 426, surpassing the number of cases in the 2000-2001 Uganda outbreak and making it the second worst in history after the 2014 West Africa outbreak which killed over 11,000 people. The emergency response has been complicated by ongoing armed conflict in North Kivu.

The Government of Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the support of WHO and partners, carried out a vaccination campaign in high-risk populations against Ebola virus disease in affected health zones.

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