The deadly Ebola virus has infected 300 people in Congo since an outbreak erupted almost two months ago in the country’s east, the health ministry said on Tuesday. Ebola is a deadly disease caused by a virus, though there are five strains, and four of them can make people sick. “The virus has killed 186 people in the North Kivu and Ituri regions, while 88 others have been cured,’’ the ministry said on Monday. According to authorities, about 26,000 people in the central African nation have meanwhile received a vaccine to prevent Ebola. The outbreak is concentrated in a region where numerous militia groups are fighting over Congo’s rich natural resources.
Source: The North Africa Journal November 06, 2018 10:18 UTC