June 28, 2018 / 4:11 PM / a year ago

Congo completes surveillance of Ebola contacts, finds no new cases

DAKAR, June 28 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo completed surveillance on Thursday of the last contacts of Ebola patients after 21 days passed without a new confirmed case of the hemorrhagic fever, a health ministry spokeswoman said.

If no further cases are confirmed after one more three-week incubation period, Congo will be able to officially declare an end to the outbreak, which is believed to have killed 29 people since April. (Reporting By Aaron Ross Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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