All African Countries Should Celebrate This Victory Over Deadliest Outbreak in Africa
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Ebola, the deadliest disease, has been cleared in DR Congo as it has been confirmed by WHO. According to the statement by BBC News Africa, the country has been declared Ebola-free after zero cases were reported for a couple of weeks after some scores were reported.
The airborne disease that has been affecting DR Congo was firstly observed in Western Africa in 2014 where around 11000 people died in the range of 2 years. Again in 2018, the virus resurfaced in DR Congo and it was able to kill around 2280 people after then.
The disease has been terrorizing African countries for long. Last year, a case was confirmed where a 5-year old boy together with his grandmother succumbed to the disease days after visiting family in the Uganda-DR Congo border. Months later, another cases were suspected in Tanzania in which the country failed to provide information to WHO about the suspected Ebola cases.
DR Congo's health workers and Congolese authorities then with their collaboration where able to prevent further spread of the virus into other neighboring countries.
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. However, WHO in DR Congo has said that the situation in the epicentre of the virus is now under control although it warned that the country should be alert given the virus still exist in animals. WHO also thanked the country for its collaboration in fighting the outbreak.
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