[WORLD NEWS] DR CONGO DECLARES EBOLA EPIDEMIC OVER

THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC) HAS OFFICIALLY DECLARED THE END OF AN OUTBREAK OF EBOLA, AFTER A 10-WEEK RE-EMERGENCE OF THE DISEASE WHICH CLAIMED 33 LIVES.

HEALTH MINISTER , OLY ILUNGA, MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT IN A STATEMENT ON TUESDAY, FOLLOWING AN OBSERVATION PERIOD OF 42 DAYS DURING WHICH NO NEW CONFIRMED CASES HAVE BEEN OBSERVED.

THE OUTBREAK WHICH IS THE NINTH IN THE DRC SINCE 1976, BEGAN IN THE REMOTE NORTHWESTERN AREA OF BIKORO, WHERE THE FIRST CASES WERE RECORDED ON MAY 8TH, 2018.