July 24, 2018 / 1:14 PM / 2 months ago

Congo's Ebola outbreak over, health ministry says

DAKAR, July 24 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo’s health ministry on Tuesday declared an end to an Ebola outbreak believed to have killed 33 people, after 42 days with no new cases.

The outbreak, first detected in northwest Congo in April, was dealt with rapidly by the World Health Organization and Congolese authorities, including the deployment of an experimental vaccine given to over 3,300 people. (Reporting By Edward McAllister)

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