Recorded to be the deadliest ever in DRC, the minister of health in DRC, Ilunga Kalenga says that the figures now exceed that outbreak.
The current outbreak is the tenth DR Congo has suffered and the worst since the country's first epidemic in 1976, so early in the disease's history it had yet to be named.
About half the victims were from Beni, a city of 800,000 in the North Kivu region, the national health authority said.More news: Kyrie Irving Seems to Have Forgotten Al Horford is on the Celtics
In some cases, people appeared to have contracted Ebola while visiting the centers for other health concerns, Salama said. Less than one in three of those who contract the disease survive.
More than 27,000 people have been given a trial vaccine developed by Merck.
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The United Nations Department of Peacekeeping last week asked armed groups in the country not to hinder efforts to combat Ebola.
The ministry says the response teams "have faced threats, physical assaults, repeated destruction of their equipment, and kidnapping" since their arrival. "Two of our colleagues in the Rapid Response Medical Unit even lost their lives in an attack". "And the other, the second problem, is that more cases are generated because we can't vaccinate them", he said. According to the World Health Organization, the virus is likely to spread to the neighboring countries like Burundi, Uganda, and Rwanda if no quick response is taken to fight against this virus.
With over 300 cases the epidemic also ranks as third worst in the history of the continent, following the 2013-2016 outbreak in West Africa where over 28,000 cases were confirmed and an outbreak in Uganda in 2000 involving 425 cases.More news: UN push for safety of returning Rohingya in Burma
Earlier this month, the health ministry said it will install health checkpoints at the entrances to all polling stations in Congo's ebola-affected region during the December presidential election, when millions of Congolese are expected to come out to vote.