November 29, 2018 / 8:15 PM / 12 days ago

Ebola outbreak in east Congo now world's 2nd biggest

Nov 29 (Reuters) - The current Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo is now the second biggest in history, with 426 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Thursday.

The epidemic in a volatile part of Democratic Republic of Congo is now only surpassed by the 2013-2016 outbreak in West Africa, where over 28,000 cases where confirmed, and is bigger than an outbreak in 2000 in Uganda involving 425 cases. (Reporting by Giulia Paravicini; Editing by Tim Cocks)

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