The United Nations reported that 720 people have been infected with the deadly virus, including more than 460 who have died, and 258 who have survived Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. According to the UNICEF reports, 30% of the infected are children.
The United Nations is cooperating with the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to control the virus in Mangina, Beni, and Komanda, however, the disease continues to spread in other areas, mostly because of insecurity and population movement.
According to the United Nations, this is the country’s tenth and the worst epidemic. It’s the second largest outbreak of the Ebola disease in the world’s history after the 2014-2016 outbreak in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.