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Ebola may be declared over in DRC by mid-April — WHO



According to WHO recommendations, Ebola virus disease outbreak can be declared over in a country after 42 days of no new infections.

The 42 days represent twice the maximum incubation period of 21 days for Ebola.

“The 42 days starts from the last day that any person in the country had contact with a confirmed or probable Ebola case,” the organisation said.

The News Agency if Nigeria reports  that DRC declared the latest Ebola outbreak, the tenth in the country’s history, on Aug. 1, 2018.

With more than 3,000 cases and 2,264 deaths, it is far the country’s worst outbreak and the second-biggest epidemic, after the West Africa outbreak that lasted between 2014 and 2016.

In July, 2019, the WHO declared the Ebola in Congo an international health emergency after a case was confirmed in the commercial city of Goma.

NAN also also reports  that Nigeria was certified Ebola-free on Oct. 20, 2014, exactly three months after the virus made it into the country on July 20.

Edited By: Sadiya Hamza

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