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Congo president says Ebola outbreak should be over soon

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | November 19, 2019
An outbreak of Ebola in eastern Congo should be eradicated by the end of 2019, Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi said.
Felix Tshisekedi
African health   The epidemic in Congo killed nearly 2,200 people
The epidemic in Congo was declared in August 2018 and has so far killed nearly 2,200 people, making it the second-worst outbreak of the virus on record behind the 2013-16 West African outbreak that killed more than 11,300.

The rate of new cases has fallen substantially in recent weeks, according to government data.

“There are still a few isolated cases in Ituri (province) but we think that by the end of the year we can completely stop that,” Tshisekedi said.

The WHO has cautioned that risks presented by furnished gatherings in the Democratic Republic of Congo are smothering endeavors to annihilate the Ebola infection.