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.


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