FILE PHOTO: A health worker fills a syringe with Ebola vaccine before injecting it to a patient, in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo
KINSHASA - 30 August 2019: The death toll in the Democratic Republic of Congo's largest ever Ebola outbreak has now surpassed 2,000 people, with few signs that it will soon be contained.
The country has been fighting the highly contagious hemorrhagic fever for more than a year, but the grim milestone comes less than four months after DRC's Ministry of Health announced that Ebola had claimed 1,000 lives, reported Sky News channel.
A total of 2,006 people have now died – roughly two thirds of the 3,004 people infected – according to official figures from the World Health Organization.