Ebola deaths hit 180 in Congo

The death toll for the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak reached 180 cases as of Oct. 31, according to a report from the World Health Organization.

The WHO also confirmed 250 confirmed and 35 probable Ebola cases linked to the outbreak, which started in August.

The U.N. Security Council held a meeting Oct. 31 calling on all armed groups to stop violent activities in outbreak zones, which are hindering response efforts.

The current outbreak is now the Congo's third largest in recent history, affecting the country's North Kivu province.

Health officials warned countries neighboring to prepare and stock up on emergency supplies in case Ebola spreads over their borders.

Since Aug. 8, about 25,000 Congolese people have received Ebola vaccinations.

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