New Ebola case logged in DRC, days earlier than outbreak’s anticipated finish

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has mentioned a brand new case of Ebola has been confirmed within the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), simply days earlier than the nation’s largest-ever outbreak was anticipated to be declared over.

The new case was confirmed in Beni, a city on the coronary heart of the epidemic in jap DRC. The nation’s well being ministry mentioned on Friday the case was a 26-year-old man.

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“After 52 days without a case, surveillance & response teams on the ground have confirmed a new case. We have been preparing for and expecting more cases,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus mentioned in a Twitter put up.

“Unfortunately, this means the government of DRC will not be able to declare an end to the Ebola outbreak on Monday, as hoped. But WHO remains on the ground and committed as ever to working with the government, affected communities and our partners to end the outbreak.”

Until Friday, no new instances had been registered since February 17.

The Central African nation deliberate on Sunday to declare an finish to the outbreak, which emerged in August 2018 and has since killed greater than 2,200 folks.