The Facts About Congo’s Frightening Ebola Epidemic

 Health workers in Congo carry a coffin with a baby who might have died of Ebola during the funeral in December. (Goran Tomasevic/REUTERS)

The World Health Organization (WHO) says more than 460 people have been killed.

February 2 at 11:00 AM

Since last summer, Congo has been in the crosshairs of the second worst outbreak of the Ebola virus disease. As of the end of January, more than 730 cases and 459 deaths have been reported. International public health officials are working to get effective treatments into the conflict-ridden region.

The World Health Organization’s Ebola virus disease website is a clearinghouse for information on the epidemic, from details about its toll to publications about the virus and how the world is working to fight it. Keep reading on The Washington Post

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