Nigeria/March 25, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/147 views /nigeria Ebola epidemic in DR Congo now exceeds 1,000 cases | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World Newsshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancelThe number of cases in a nearly eight-month-old epidemic of Ebola in eastern DR Congo now exceeds 1,000, almost two-thirds of whom have died, the health ministry said late Sunday. “The accumulated number of cases is 1,009,” of which 629 cases were fatal, it said. The outbreak was first recorded in North Kivu province on August 1, and then spread to neighbouring Ituri province. ALSO READ My mandate still intact as senator-elect, says Nwaoboshi | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsIts toll is the second deadliest in the history of Ebola, after an epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014-6 that claimed 11,308 lives, according to the website of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Ebola virus disease was first discovered in 1974 in a village near the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola River, which gave the disease its name. ALSO READ Hajj: Kaduna begins enlightenment programme for intending pilgrimsEfforts to contain the latest outbreak, the 10th in the DRC’s history, have been hampered by poor security in the highly unstable east, which teems with militia groups. <br class="clear"/> <br class="clear"/> Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:nigeria share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleTani, 8-year-old homeless Nigerian Chess Champion, gets new apartment in New Yorknext articleUber driving 101: Startup lessons from Nnenna | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World NewsRelated PostsNigeria/April 18, 2019 /No Comment Alleged money laundering: EFCC re-arraigns ex-judge Ofili-Ajumogobia, Obla absent –461 shares Nigeria/April 18, 2019 /No Comment Trump took no action to thwart Mueller probe: attorney general | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World NewsEstonia president holds first meeting with Putin in years | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World NewsNigeria’s Auditor-General laments poor implementation of audit reports – Premium Times NigeriaStarboy! Wizkid to feature on Beyonce’s new albumIDPs want more from President Buhari — NCRMISuspected cultists charged with robbery, murder of ASPAkpabio says INEC is disobeying court’s ordersUTME: 3 docked for double registration | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World NewsBREAKING: Buhari signs new minimum wage bill – Premium Times Nigeria Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.