Latest Ebola outbreak in DR Congo has been declared over

The most recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been declared over.

After 42 days with no new infections, Health Minister Jean-Jacques Mbungani made the announcement.

Six of the 11 people infected in this most recent outbreak died.

According to Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organization’s regional director for Africa, targeted vaccination and rapid response have improved Ebola control.

A vaccination campaign was launched only five days after the first case was discovered in the Beni region, and over 1,800 people were immunized.

The Everbo Ebola vaccine was also used for the first time in the country, according to the WHO.

Experts believe that increased disease surveillance and community involvement are critical to preventing future outbreaks.

Since 1976, when the disease first appeared in Yambuku, a village in the northwestern part of the country, the country has experienced 13 Ebola outbreaks.

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