The health ministry in the Democratic Republic of Congo says as of Sunday, 1,506 people had died in the outbreak of Ebola in the country. It added that there have been 2,239 recorded cases. This is the second biggest ever outbreak, after the epidemic that started in 2014 in West Africa and killed 11,300 people. But the World Health Organization said this month that the outbreak currently did not represent a global threat. Ebola infects humans through close contact with infected animals, including chimpazees, fruit bats and forest antelopes.