Butembo - In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, around 100 people died of Ebola within three weeks. The Ministry of Health of the Central African state announced last Friday evening. Around 700 people have died of the disease since the epidemic began in August. 339 patients have recovered.
This makes the current Ebola epidemic the second worst in Africa's history. The worst in 2014 in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone killed more than 10,000 people.
The World Health Organization (WHO) expects the fight against the epidemic to take another six months. According to the Ministry of Health, 95,000 people have been vaccinated against Ebola. The vaccination campaign saved the lives of thousands of people.