Home News Death toll tops 200 in DR Congo Ebola outbreak

Death toll tops 200 in DR Congo Ebola outbreak


More than 200 people have now died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to health officials.

About half the victims were from Beni, a city of 800,000 in the North Kivu region, the national health authority said.

A vaccination programme has so far inoculated about 25,000 people.

However, health minister Oly Ilunga said armed rebels were continuing to harass medical teams.

In September, vaccinations were suspended in Beni when a rebel group launched an attack that lasted several hours.

Congo has suffered from years of civil war and political upheaval.

The current outbreak of Ebola, which began in July, is the 10th to hit the country since 1976. The virus is spread via small amounts of bodily fluid and infection often proves fatal.

In its latest update, the health ministry said 291 cases had been confirmed and 201 deaths had been recorded.

UN peacekeepers in the country have called on armed groups not to hinder medical workers fighting the disease.

Mr Ilunga said, on Friday, that teams had faced “threats, physical assaults, repeated destruction of their equipment and kidnapping”.

“Two of our colleagues in the Rapid Response Medical Unit have even lost their lives in an attack,” he added.

Last week, the World Health Organization’s director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said the lack of security was posing the greatest challenge in countering the current epidemic.

Source: BBC


  1. consorcio honda carros simulador consorcio de carros vw consorcio de carros novos chevrolet consorcio sicoob veiculos simulacao consorcio de carros fiat toro consorcio de carros como funciona itau consorcio de carros usados itau consorcio banco do brasil automoveis tabela consorcio para carros como funciona consorcio de carros fiat.

  2. consorcio imovel magazine luiza consorcio imobiliario bradesco prime consorcio imobiliario contemplado consorcio imobiliario magazine luiza e bom consorcio de imoveis itau simulador consorcio de imoveis caixa simulacao consorcio de imoveis bb consorcio imobiliario porto seguro login consorcio imobiliario santander reclame aqui consorcio de casas simulador consorcio imobiliario bb consorcio imovel banco santander.

  3. consorcio contemplado caminhao venda consorcio carta de credito caminhao carta de credito de caminhao contemplada consorcio maquinas pesadas carta de credito para caminhoes contemplada consorcio de caminhao consorcio de maquinas carta de credito para maquinas consorcio de caminhoes usados consorcio para maquinas pesadas consorcio maquinas de costura consorcio volvo caminhoes contemplados cartas de credito contempladas bradesco para caminhoes carta de credito de onibus.

  4. consorcios de carro de luxo carta credito de carro de luxo consorcios de carro de luxo consorcio de automovel de luxo carta de credito de veiculos de luxo carta de credito de veiculo de luxo carta credito de carros de luxo carta credito de veiculos de luxo consorcio de veiculo de luxo consorcio de veiculos de luxo carta de credito de carro de luxo consorcio de veiculos de luxo carta credito de carros de luxo cartas de credito de carro de luxo cartas credito de carros de luxo carta de credito de veiculo de luxo.

  5. Consorcio imobiliario consorcio de imoveis porto seguro e confiavel consorcio imovel contemplado rs reclame aqui consorcio rodobens imoveis consorcio banco do brasil imoveis simulador consorcio imoveis rodobens contemplados consorcio sicredi imoveis reclame aqui consorcio imobiliario caixa economica simulador consorcio itau imoveis vale a pena consorcio de imoveis caixa consorcio imoveis porto seguro simulador consorcio imobiliario caixa economica federal.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here