Ebola Epidemic Starts Again In the Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo had planned to declare an end to the second-worst Ebola outbreak in modern history in three days.

But now, public health officials have identified a new case.

The new case was confirmed in Beni, a town at the heart of the epidemic in eastern DRC.

The Ebola patient died on Thursday morning in a hospital after showing symptoms several days earlier.

After 52 days without a case, surveillance & response teams on the ground have confirmed a new case.

We have been preparing for and expecting more cases.

Unfortunately, this means the government of DRC will not be able to declare an end to the Ebola outbreak on Monday, as hoped.

But WHO remains on the ground and committed as ever to working with the government, affected communities and our partners to end the outbreak.

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