By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Ministry of Health (MOH) says the bar of 2,000 cases was passed Sunday, June 2, 2019.


In fact, as CIDRAP reports:

This outbreak, in its 11th month, is the world’s second largest after West Africa’s 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak, which involved more than 28,600 cases and more than 11,300 deaths.

The DRC topped 1,000 cases on Mar 24—8 months into the outbreak. It added its second 1,000 cases in only 71 days, or just a little over 2 months later, data that demonstrate how the outbreak has accelerated.

The latest report from the MOH (computer translated), since the beginning of the epidemic, the cumulative number of cases is 2,020, 1,926 confirmed and 94 probable. In total, there were 1,354 deaths (1,260 confirmed and 94 probable).

The violence continues in the Ebola zone. MOH reports a dozen people were killed by suspected rebels during an armed incursion in the neighborhood of Rwangoma, in Beni, which occurred on the night of June 3, 2019. Exchanges of fire began in the evening, shortly after the response teams left Rwangoma where they organized a community dialogue.

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This Tuesday morning, hundreds of protesters took to the streets and several commercial activities were paralyzed in the city. The Beni response teams worked slowly and cautiously, but no response activity was temporarily suspended.