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Ebola Deaths In Congo Exceed 1,000

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Published on May 3, 2019 - Duration: 00:52s

Ebola Deaths In Congo Exceed 1,000

According to CNN, the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ministry of Health reported Thursday that 1,510 cases of Ebola have now been reported in North Kivu and Ituri provinces.

Friday afternoon, the Ministry of Health said there had been 1,008 Ebola deaths to date.

Ebola causes fever, severe headache, and sometimes hemorrhaging.

It is said to kill about half of those infected on average.

Just more than 400 patients have been treated and discharged from Ebola treatment centers during the outbreak, which began in August.

The ministry said, "Since January, we've experienced 119 separate attacks, 42 of which have been directly on health facilities, with 85 health personnel either injured or killed in those settings.

The outbreak is the second-deadliest in history.

In West Africa in 2014, the disease killed more than 11,000 people.

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