EVD outbreak in DRC ends

11 May 2021

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On 3 May 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared an end to the twelfth outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Since 7 February 2021, 11 confirmed cases and one probable case of EVD, resulting in in six deaths, were recorded in four health zones in North Kivu.

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, congratulated all involved in ending the outbreak, and stressed the need for continued vigilance to prevent further outbreaks of EVD and in containing other health challenges.

Source: WHO, 3 May 2021