At least 198 people have been killed since August 1 in the latest Ebola outbreak in DR Congo [Reuters/Olivia Acland]

The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now the second largest in history, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), with at least 426 confirmed cases in the country.

The outbreak, declared on August 1, has led to at least 198 confirmed deaths, DR Congo’s health ministry said.

It is the tenth time in DR Congo since Ebola was first detected there in 1976 and centres around the restive eastern city of Beni in

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