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Congo-Kinshasa: 500 Killed in Ebola Epidemic

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The Health Ministry says a vaccination campaign saved more than 76,000 lives

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC over the weekend announced that deaths from the country's tenth Ebola Virus outbreak have now surpassed 500 since the epidemic was officially declared in August 2018 in North Kivu region on the border with Uganda and Rwanda. "In total, there have been 502 deaths and 271 people cured," said a health ministry bulletin published on February 8, 2019."

Agency reports cited Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga as saying for the first time, a vaccination programme protected 76,425 people and prevented "thousands" of deaths. "I believe we have prevented the spread of the epidemic

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