The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Ministry of Health estimated at 280 counts of probable deaths due to the Ebola outbreak in the northeastern part of the country, according to the latest data published in the agency, a figure that is now equal to the most deadly epidemic in its history.
In a report published with figures in force until December 7, authorities indicate that the total number of cases is 489, of which 441 were confirmed in laboratory tests and 48 were probable.
This epidemic is now the most lethal in the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo, which emerged in the northern part of the country in Yamboukou village at the end of August 1976 and is considered to be Ebola's first registered outbreak.
With a death rate of almost 90%, in this case 280 people died of 318 cases due to the virus.
The current epidemic is also the world's second largest in number, surpassing that registered in Uganda between 2000 and 2001, representing 425 cases and 224 deaths, and only then announced in 2014 in Guinea-Conakry, where it expanded to Sierra Leone and Liberia.
This epidemic was announced on August 1 in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri.