Health workers on duty in Mangina (image courtesy AFP)

DR Congo’s Ministry of Health said on Saturday that the number of deaths from Ebola has reached 147, with 35 of them probable.

The number of cases with hemorrhagic fever has reached 227, with 192 confirmed and 58 cured, according to the most updated data.

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Some 40 people are suspected of having contracted the disease. They are all waiting for laboratory tests.

Health Minister Oly Ilunga relaunched on Friday the campaign to raise awareness of the response against Ebola in Beni, a city in the northeast of Congo with more than one million inhabitants.