DR Congo Ebola death toll passes 2 000 - official

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed more than 2 000 lives, out of a total of 3 000 recorded cases since August last year, health officials said on Friday.

"In total, there have been 2 006 deaths (1 901 confirmed and 105 probable)," officials said in a bulletin dated Thursday.

"Since the start of the epidemic, the number of cases is 3 004, including 2 899 confirmed and 105 probable," it added.

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