The official number is now at 1.008 dead as a result of the epidemic, the head of the health department, according to Reuters.
Ebolautbrottet in the democratic republic of the Congo was officially confirmed in August last year. Until may 1, had a total of 1.510 case of ebola has been registered in the provinces of Norkivu and Ituri, according to AFP. Efforts to stop the outbreak have been hampered by violent attacks carried out against hospitals in the country, writes Reuters.
Around 12,000 people in the democratic republic of the Congo is believed to have been exposed to the virus, and the epidemic is described as the worst since ebolautbrottet in west africa 2014-2016. Then it died over 11.300 people of the virus, writes AFP.
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