Tuesday, 4 July 2017
WHO declares end to Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday declared the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The announcement comes 42 days after the last confirmed Ebola patient in the affected Bas-Uélé province tested negative for the disease for the second time. Enhanced surveillance in the country will continue, as well as strengthening of preparedness and readiness for Ebola outbreaks.
"With the end of this epidemic, DRC has once again proved to the world that we can control the very deadly Ebola virus if we respond early in a coordinated and efficient way," said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.