Ebola Deaths Eclipse 1,000 in Second Deadliest Outbreak in History

Officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo say that deaths from the recent Ebola outbreak has eclipsed 1,000.

World Health Organization deputy director Dr. Michael Ryan says that mistrust and violence have been substantially harming efforts to tackle the disease as it spread through the eastern part of the country. There have reportedly been 119 documented attacks on medical centers and staff since January. Officials from the WHO believe that infections will continue despite plenty of vaccines available due to the violence.

The largest outbreak in history came in the West Africa outbreak from 2013-2016, which killed an estimated 11,310 people.

Source: DR Congo Ebola deaths pass 1,000 – BBC News

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