WHO Declares An End to Latest Ebola Outbreak In African Country

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an end to the latest Ebola outbreak in Congo, a country in Africa.

As per WHO, the outbreak affected the entire north-western Équateur province. The first case of Ebola was recorded on April 23.

It was also stated that there were at least 4 confirmed cases and one was suspected case. All these patients died due to the disease caused by Ebola virus,

However, in the previous outbreak that occurred in the province between June and November 2020, it recorded 130 cases. And out of them 55 people lost their lives.

The latest Ebola outbreak happened to be the 14th recorded in the country having a population of 90 million since 1976.

Between the years 2014 and 2016, the largest Ebola outbreak in the country took place in West African region causing over 11,000 deaths.

Infection due to ebola virus is quite dangerous that causes high fever along with internal bleeding and can prove life-threatening.

 

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