DRC Records One More Ebola Case 2 Days Before Declaring The Epidemic Over

A woman in the Democratic Republic of Congo has tested positive for Ebola after the country was getting ready to sign off the disease and declare it totally eradicated, The New York Times reports.

According to the publication, on Friday, WHO announced a new Ebola case in the DRC town of Beni when Semida Masika Muhasu a vegetable vendor tested positive for Ebola.


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Just as health workers were getting ready to forget about Ebola and prepare for COVID-19, 2 days before the official WHO stipulated 42 days incubation period over, a new case emerged.

This means DRC when they are done treating the new Ebola case will have to wait another 42 days an equivalent of 2 incubation period to declare that the epidemic is over.

More: New York Times

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