Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) estimated at 280 numbers of likely deaths due to the Ebola eruption in the northeastern part of the country, according to the latest data released the agency, a figure that already corresponds to the lethal outbreak in its history.
In a report issued with figures in force until 7 December, The authorities indicate that the total number of cases is 489, of which 441 are confirmed in laboratory tests and 48 are likely.
This epidemic was already the deadliest in the DRC's history, which took place in the northern country of Yambuku at the end of August 1976 and is considered the first recorded Ebola eruption.
With a mortality rate of almost 90%, 280 people died of the 318 cases that occurred because of the virus.
The current epidemic is also the second largest in the world in the number of cases, which exceeds the registered in Uganda between 2000 and 2001, representing 425 cases and 224 deaths, and only behind what was stated in 2014 in Guinea Conakri, from which it was extended to Sierra Leone and Liberia.
This eruption was declared on August 1st in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri.