DRC: Ebola death toll keeps climbing

The number of deaths from the outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 75, according to News24.

In total there have been 111 cases of haemorrhagic fever reported in the area. The health ministry has recorded 47 deaths among the 83 confirmed cases, and another 28 likely cases most of which occurred before the authorities declared an epidemic on August 1.

The latest outbreak of Ebola is in the North Kivu province, where armed groups are active.

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