The Democratic Republic of Congo has announced the end of the latest outbreak of Ebola that killed six people.
The declaration comes three months after a resurgence of the disease was reported in North Kivu in the country’s eastern region.
The World Health Organization noted the announcement in a tweet on Monday:
Congratulations to health authorities, health workers & communities for this effort.👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿 pic.twitter.com/JeTs051A0P
— WHO African Region (@WHOAFRO) May 3, 2021
In a statement, the UN’s children’s agency Unicef said a quick response by the authorities and partners had helped contain the outbreak.
It noted that this was the third outbreak to have hit the country in less than a year.
Before the latest outbreak beginning on 7 February, the country had announced the end of its 11th one – which claimed 55 lives out of 130 cases in about six months.
In the latest outbreak,11 people became infected and six people died, according to Unicef.
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