March 25, 2019 / 4:50 PM / a month ago

Factbox: From attacks to deaths, key facts about Congo's escalating Ebola epidemic

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Congo’s Ebola epidemic has now exceeded 1,000 cases, the country’s health ministry said on Monday, with a death toll of about 629 in the world’s second worst ever outbreak.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC), an aid group, cautioned that case numbers were on the rise and the outbreak could last another six to 12 months in a region beset by violence and poverty.

Here are some key facts and figures about Ebola:

Reporting by Lucy Crayton, Editing by Belinda Goldsmith @BeeGoldsmith; Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's and LGBT+ rights, human trafficking, property rights, and climate change. Visit

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