Ebola Claims More Lives in CongoAs strikes the again, people have been confirmed dead from the ravaging .

Since it was declared in the northern province 3 weeks ago, 55 people have died of the virus and 69 people are confirmed to be infected.

According to the health ministry on Thursday, it had recorded 285 possible cases and 180 deaths.

Since a vaccination programme began on August 8, more than 25,000 people have been innoculated, the health ministry said.

In mid-October, Congolese authorities said they were facing a second wave of the outbreak centred on Beni, a town near the border with Uganda.

Ebola first attacked the country in which has has had twice as many outbreaks as any other country.

Aljazeera reports that vaccines are providing new hope, with education filling in where medicine cannot.