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Ebola outbreak in east Congo now world's 2nd biggest

The current Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo is now the second biggest in history, with 426 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Thursday.

The epidemic in a volatile part of Democratic Republic of Congo is now only surpassed by the 2013-2016 outbreak in West Africa, where over 28,000 cases where confirmed, and is bigger than an outbreak in 2000 in Uganda involving 425 cases.

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