A 'sad and frustrating milestone': Ebola outbreak hits 2K cases in Congo

The Ebola outbreak has surpassed 2,000 cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is showing no sign of slowing down, reports ABC News.

Four updates:

1. As of June 2, health officials reported 2,008 confirmed and probable Ebola infections linked to the ongoing outbreak, including 1,346 deaths.

2. Disease transmission appears to be accelerating. The Ebola case count hit the 1,000 mark March 24, about eight months after the outbreak was declared. Officials reported another 1,000 cases in just 71 days.

3. Tarik Jasarevic, a spokesperson for the World Health Organization, called the new case count a "sad and frustrating milestone," according to ABC News. He added that insecurity in the region is hindering Ebola response efforts.

4. The Ebola outbreak is now in its 11th month and represents the second worst in history.

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