Congo’s Ebola outbreak worsens, over 600 reported cases

North Kivu province has become a stomping ground for Ebola which has also prompted local militia groups to use the disease to their advantage in their mission to scrape up some of the Congo's most precious natural resources and gain control of the region.


The World Health Organization confirms that there are likely over 600 people infected with Ebola in the Congo marking the worst outbreak in history.


Reports confirm that a good number of the cases have derived from the eastern side of North Kivu province where the outbreak has been brewing since August.

To make matters worse militia groups in the region are taking advantage of the disease and are using it to their advantage as they try to obtain and control some of the country’s vast amount of untapped resources.

There are 560 confirmed cases as of Friday. However, officials believe at least 48 others may have contracted the virus and the numbers are growing.

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