Oct 24, 2019 10:23 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Jul 09, 2020 15:06 Asia/Tehran]
  • Ebola death toll in Congo claims 2,150: Report
    Ebola death toll in Congo claims 2,150: Report

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) figures showed that Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has so far claimed 2,150 lives.

Iran PressAfrica: The Africa CDC -a specialized agency of the African Union (AU)- recently disclosed that the death toll from the Ebola crisis in DRC to have reached 2,133 as of early this month.

Its latest periodic update regarding the deadly outbreak's status showed that the death toll has climbed to 2,150 as of October 13, Xinhua reported.

Figures from the AU also indicated that a total of 3,220 Ebola cases were reported as of the stated period, registering 29 new Ebola virus cases from the 3,191 that were reported as of September 29.

"The number of people recovered from the deadly virus also increased from 991 people as of September 29 to 1,033 as of last week, in which the overall Ebola fatality ratio has remained constant at 67 percent," it was noted.

The 55-member pan African bloc, through the Africa CDC, also urged its member countries as well as international and private organizations to exert concerted efforts against the Ebola virus outbreak in the DRC and its neighboring countries. 207

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