Nearly 100 children dead as world's 2nd-largest Ebola outbreak surpasses 800 cases


Nearly 100 children dead as world's 2nd-largest Ebola outbreak surpasses 800 casesThe second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has claimed the lives of nearly 100 children. At least 97 children, 65 of whom were younger than 5 years old, have died from Ebola virus disease in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo since the outbreak was declared there Aug. 1, according to a press release from Save the Children, a charity supporting the fight against the current epidemic. "We are at a crossroads," Heather Kerr, Save the Children's country director in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, said in a statement Sunday.



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