DRC closes door on Ebola with response that will help Covid vaccine rollout
A months-long outbreak has ended, with authorities ‘applying best practices from the outbreak to coronavirus’
The Democratic Republic of the Congo on Wednesday announced the end of an almost six-month Ebola outbreak in the west of the country, as health authorities looked to apply lessons from the successful response to the fight against Covid-19 in Africa.
The outbreak, which infected 130 people and killed 55, emerged in June, weeks before a separate Ebola epidemic in the east drew to a close. That one killed more than 2,200 people, the second-most in the disease’s history.
“I am pleased to solemnly declare the end of the 11th epidemic of Ebola virus disease in Equateur Province,” health minister Eteni Longondo told a news conference...