Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have announced the end of Ebola outbreak that began in early October, in North Kivu province, claiming the lives of 6 people out 11 confirmed cases.
The authorities made the disclosure on Thursday.
The Central Africa country announced its 13th outbreak of the disease on October 8, in Beni, the eastern part of the country, instigating fears of a repeat of the 2018-2020 epidemics that killed almost 2,300 people in the same region; the second-highest toll recorded in the history of the disease.
“My warm congratulations to health workers in the health zone of Beni who have suspended their strike movement to cope with this epidemic,” Health Minister Jean-Jacques Mbungani told an online news briefing.
The virus, which causes severe vomiting and diarrhoea and is spread through contact with body fluids, was first discovered near the Ebola River in 1976.