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For the first time: No cases in a week of Ebola in DR Congo

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The World Health Organization (WHO) regarded as a major achievement in the fight against Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) the fact that for the first time since the epidemic began in July-August 2018, this country has not registered a single confirmed case of this deadly dangerous ailment.

This is stated in the WHO newsletter distributed on Thursday evening in Geneva.

“From February 19 to February 25, there were no reports of new confirmed cases of the disease caused by the Ebola virus (BVE). This happened for the first time in the seven-day period from the beginning of the response to the outbreak,” the organization indicates.

“Although the absence of new confirmed cases over the past seven days is a major achievement, however, the outbreak is still active and the risk of new cases remains high,” the bulletin says. As WHO emphasizes, “the ability to quickly detect and respond to new cases must be maintained.” The organization called on the world community to allocate $ 40 million to fight Ebola before the end of June this year.

As of February 25, 3,444 people fell ill with Ebola in the DRC. In 2264 cases, the disease was fatal. The mortality rate is 66%.

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