By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Today, the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced a new Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case (see press release below).
The new confirmed case was reported in a 26-year-old man in the city of Beni in the north eastern province of Nord-Kivu.
The case occurred two days before the long-awaited end of the epidemic.
Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tweeted: Today I convened a meeting of the Emergency Committee on Ebola in DRC. After 52 days without a case, surveillance & response teams on the ground have confirmed a new case. We have been preparing for and expecting more cases.
Unfortunately, this means the government of DRC will not be able to declare an end to the Ebola outbreak on Monday, as hoped. But WHO remains on the ground and committed as ever to working with the government, affected communities and our partners to end the outbreak.
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