Aid workers have faced violence for being involved with the treatment of the virus in areas of the DRC [Sam Mednick/AP Photo]

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday confirmed 14 new cases of Ebola virus in its eastern borderlands, the largest one-day increase since the current outbreak was declared in August.

In all, the haemorrhagic fever is believed to have killed 439 people and infected another 274 in the eastern provinces

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