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Democratic Republic of Congo has declared the top of its newest Ebola virus outbreak within the jap province of North Kivu, Well being Minister Jean-Jacques Mbungani Mbanda stated in a press release on Tuesday.
The fifteenth outbreak within the central African nation emerged when a brand new case of the lethal virus was confirmed within the jap metropolis of Beni on Aug. 22.
Testing confirmed the case was genetically linked to the 2018-2020 outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, which killed practically 2,300 individuals.
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One other flare-up from that outbreak killed six individuals final 12 months.
“After 42 days of reinforced surveillance without a new confirmed case… I am happy to solemnly declare the end of the 15th epidemic… that lasted one month and 12 days,” Mbungani Mbanda stated.
Congo’s dense tropical forests are a pure reservoir for the Ebola virus, which causes fever, physique aches, and diarrhoea.
The nation has recorded 14 outbreaks since 1976. The 2018-2020 outbreak within the east was Congo’s largest and the second largest ever recorded, with practically 3,500 complete circumstances.
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Congo’s most up-to-date outbreak was in northwest Equateur province. It was declared over in July after 5 deaths.