Congo Ebola Outbreak Expected to End Next Week
The WHO has set its projected termination date of the DRC’s ebola outbreak at July 24th, 42 days since the last patient infected with ebola was released from care. Since the start of the outbreak in April 4th, there were 38 confirmed cases and 29 deaths. This outbreak was the ninth ebola outbreak in the country over the past 40 years. The WHO’s containment of this outbreak has been touted as a major win for global health, especially as compared to the West African Ebola outbreak in 2014 where 11,000 people died from the disease.