Ebola in the DRC: Death toll rises in second outbreak

The second Ebola virus outbreak this year in the DRC is already nearly twice as deadly as the first and shows no signs of slowing.

    The number of deaths from a new Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to rise.

    Since it was declared in the northern Kivu province 3 weeks ago, 55 people have died of the virus and 69 people are confirmed to be infected.

    It is the tenth time Ebola has struck the DRC since 1976. It has had twice as many outbreaks as any other country.

    Vaccines are providing new hope, with education filling in where medicine cannot.

     

    Al Jazeera's Charlotte Bellis reports.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.