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The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Beni health zone (North Kivu), the 13th EVD outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) could be declared over on Wednesday, December 15.

Produced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

The outbreak was declared on October 8. Cumulatively, 11 cases (8 confirmed, 3 probable), nine deaths (6, 3) and two recoveries of EVD have been reported.

The focal point of the national health communication program within the DPS, Mumbere Luhavo Damase said, “We are in the period of surveillance. By then, the 42 days will run out. By December 15, that will be the end of the 13th epidemic in the DRC and the next day, the Minister of Health will be able to declare the end,” he declared.