After the confirmation of the Ebola epidemic in DR.Congo last May, the Congolese authorities announced that they would be able to take part in the emergence of the Ebola epidemic in RD.Congo last May, http://www.afrikmag.com/nouveaux-cas-debola-en-democratique-du-congo/ A good news last Saturday. This is the end of the epidemic in Kinshasa.
” I declare from this day (Saturday) at midnight the end of the epidemic of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in DRC, in Likati “, in the province of Bas-Uélé, told the press the Congolese Health, Oly Ilunga.
Mr Ilunga explained that since 2 June, no new confirmed cases of Ebola haemorrhagic fever had been recorded in Bas-Uélé, the region that had recorded the new cases.
The haemorrhagic fever caused by this virus is highly contagious and the duration of incubation of the Ebola virus is 21 days.
The epidemic in DRC is the eighth epidemic of Ebola since the discovery of this virus on its soil in 1976. In the latter case, 4 deaths were recorded.
The minister further indicated that ” 105 suspect patients, who met the case definition, were all tested negative.”
Mr Ilunga, however, called for the “stabilization and resilience of the health system in the Bas-Uélé province, which has been severely destabilized”.
This Congolese epidemic is the first outbreak in Ebola since the terrible epidemic that struck West Africa between the end of 2013 and 2016, causing over 11,300 deaths in some 29,000 cases, more than 99% in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.