DRC Declares End Of Most Recent Ebola Outbreak In West Of Country
Reuters: Congo declares end of Ebola outbreak, sees lessons for COVID fight
“Democratic Republic of Congo announced the end of an almost six-month Ebola outbreak in the west of the country on Wednesday as health authorities looked to apply lessons from the successful response to the fight against COVID-19 in Africa. The outbreak, which infected 130 people and killed 55, emerged in June, weeks before a separate Ebola epidemic in the east drew to a close. That one killed more than 2,200 people, the second-most in the disease’s history…” (Holland/Mahamba, 11/18).
Additional coverage of the declaration is available from Al Jazeera, AP, and Xinhua.
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