No New Ebola Cases Detected In DRC Surveillance; Countdown To End Of Outbreak Begins

Associated Press: Congo says countdown toward end of Ebola outbreak begins
“Congo’s health ministry says the countdown toward the end of its latest Ebola outbreak has begun, as all people who were in contact with the last confirmed case have passed the 21-day incubation period with no sign of the virus…” (6/28).

New York Times: Ebola Outbreak in Central Africa Is ‘Largely Contained’
“…The outbreak was the first in which health authorities deployed a Merck vaccine field-tested in the waning days of the huge 2014 epidemic in West Africa…” (McNeil, 6/28).

Reuters: Congo completes surveillance of Ebola contacts, no new cases
“…If no further cases of the deadly disease are confirmed after one more three-week incubation period, Congo will be able to officially declare an end to the outbreak, which is believed to have killed 29 people since April…” (Mahamba/Ross, 6/28).

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