DR Congo declares end to Ebola outbreak


The Democratic Republic of the Congo has declared an end to its 11th Ebola outbreak; nearly six months after cases were reported.

The end of the outbreak in the western province of Équateur marks the first time the vast central African nation has been Ebola-free in about two and a half years.

The DRC’s minister of health, Eteni Longondo, made the official declaration along with the World Health Organization on Wednesday after no new cases were registered in more than 48 days.

WHO says in total, more than 55 deaths, 119 confirmed cases, 11 probable cases and 75 recoveries were recorded.

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