After two tests on the last confirmed Ebola patient, which came back negative, the authorities of Republic of Congo ended the eleventh outbreak of the dangerous virus.
The country of Congo has announced the end of its eleventh Ebola outbreak, this case in the western province of Ecuador.
The statement, which occurred more than 42 days after two tests came back negative in the last confirmed case, was made in accordance with World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, according to a statement we have in The Truth News.
End of the 11th Ebola outbreak
More than 55 deaths, 119 confirmed cases and 75 recoveries have been recorded since the outbreak was declared on June 1, according to WHO and the Congo Ministry of Health.
The outbreak in western Congo emerged shortly before eastern Congo marked the official end on June 25 of the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, which killed 2,280 people in nearly two years.
The two strains were unrelated, authorities said.
This eleventh epidemic of the Ebola virus has had the peculiarity of spreading much more to the sanitary areas of rivers and lakes, said the Congolese health minister, Dr. Eteni Longondo, on Wednesday.
“This constituted a great logistical challenge in terms of implementing response activities in a health system already weakened by previous epidemics and by weak community participation.”
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Longondo asked the population to remain alert and continue to observe hygiene measures “to prevent the resurgence of Ebola but also to prevent the spread of the coronavirus that is devastating the country.
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