By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Last Thursday, the Health Ministry of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced the 10th Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the country is now over.

Produced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), under a very-high magnification, this digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicts a single filamentous Ebola virus particle that had budded from the surface of a VERO cell of the African green monkey kidney epithelial cell line.

After nearly 2 years and 2,287 deaths later, this was great news indeed.

But the 11th Ebola outbreak in the DRC in the western province of Équateur, first reported on June 1, 2020, continues to see additional cases with four more reported.

According to a tweet from the World Health Organization Africa Region today:

The latest Situation Report from the 11th Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in #Mbandaka, Équateur Province #DRC (reported 28 June 2020). 28 cases (25 confirmed & 3 probable), with 13 associated deaths & 2 recoveries.