Ebola virus outbreak in DRC ends

31 July 2018

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24 July 2018 marked the end of the ninth outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Unlike previous Ebola virus outbreaks in the country, this one involved four separate locations, including an urban centre with river connections to the capital and to neighbouring countries, as well as remote rainforest villages. There were initial concerns that the disease could spread to other parts of DRC and to neighbouring countries.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) congratulated the country and all those involved in ending the outbreak, while urging them to extend this success to combatting other diseases in DRC.

Source: WHO, 24 July 2018