DR Congo likely announced end of 12th Ebola uprising


The countdown began to announce the end of the Ebola uprising in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after the last Ebola patient was discharged Monday from a health center in the city of Katwa, the WHO said Tuesday.

“The last #Ebola patient in #DRC was discharged from a treatment center in Katwa yesterday! With Ebola cases no longer confirmed, ”the WHO Department of Africa tweeted.

This came “just 37 days after the virus re-emerged,” he said.

During the recent 12th Ebola outbreak in Central Africa, six deaths and 12 cases were confirmed while 1,737 people were vaccinated against the virus, according to recently released figures. with WHO Department of Africa.

The DRC declared a new uprising on February 7 in the eastern part after an issue was identified near Butembo in North Kivu Province, more than two months after the end of the last uprising. .

On November 18, the DRC announced the end of the 11th outbreak of the Northwest Independent Region.

According to WHO figures, the DRC’s 10th Ebola outbreak, which lasted about two years, was “the second largest in the world and by the end of the year there were 3,481 cases, 2,299 deaths, and 1,162 remaining. ”

The Ebola virus is a tropical fever that is transmitted to humans by wild animals.

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