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HEALTH: The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s last Ebola patient discharged.

HEALTH: The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s last Ebola patient discharged.

AFRICA, HEALTH
Although the patient has been allowed to leave, 46 people who had come in contact with her are still being monitoredGOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, March 3, 2020/ -- The last Ebola patient in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was discharged today from a treatment centre in the north-eastern town of Beni. With no more confirmed cases, a 42-day countdown to declaring the end of the world’s second-deadliest Ebola epidemic began on 2 March.Although the patient has been allowed to leave, 46 people who had come in contact with her are still being monitored. All the aspects of the Ebola response remain in place to ensure that any new cases are detected quickly and treated. The end of the outbreak can only be ascertained when no infections arise 42 days after the ...
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