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Trend in Democratic Rep of Congo’s Ebola outbreak is encouraging – WHO – Metro US

Trend in Democratic Rep of Congo’s Ebola outbreak is encouraging – WHO

FILE PHOTO: Congolese residents gather around Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
FILE PHOTO: Congolese residents gather around Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) health workers as they prepare the introduction of the second ebola vaccine in Majengo neighborhood of Goma

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The trend in the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is encouraging, with no new confirmed case in the past seven days, the official managing the response to the outbreak said at a World Health Organization briefing on Thursday.

“The last confirmed case was reported on 4th of May,” Dr Mory Keita said.

“However, about 480 contacts are still being monitored. Of those, about 200 will complete their 21-day follow-up period today,” he said.

(Reporting by Alexander Winning; Writing by Estelle Shirbon; Editing by James Macharia Chege)

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