Last Ebola patient discharged in DRC

The last Ebola patient has been discharged from a treatment facility in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Tuesday.

In a tweet, WHO congratulated all partners involved in the Ebola response activities. ”We will remain in full response mode for the remainder of the observation period,” it added.

David Gressly, UN Emergency Ebola Response coordinator, said in a statement that there have been no confirmed cases in the last two weeks and only two in the last 21 days.

The recent Ebola outbreak in DR Congo since it was declared in August 2018 left more than 2,200 people dead, with 3,310 cases reported.

There are currently zero cases of Ebola in DRC after over a year of fighting this outbreak, Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, tweeted.

”So proud of all involved in the response. We are hopeful, yet cautiously optimistic that we will soon bring this outbreak to an end,” she added.

Source: Anadolu Agency

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