Second 21 Day Incubation Cycle Expires In Bas-Uélé — 2017 Ebola Outbreak Is Ended…

Good news concerns the people of the DRC — in Bas-Uélé Province, specifically — from the World Health Organization local African time, tonight.

It seems that we can declare the outbreak over. And that is proof of what a coordinated globally-resourced response — with the right assets and training, can do — even in the most remote, mountainous jungle terrain. Here’s the latest:

. . . .Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The announcement comes 42 days (two 21-day incubation cycles of the virus) after the last confirmed Ebola patient in the affected Bas-Uélé province tested negative for the disease for the second time. Enhanced surveillance in the country will continue, as well as strengthening of preparedness and readiness for Ebola outbreaks.

“With the end of this epidemic, DRC has once again proved to the world that we can control the very deadly Ebola virus if we respond early in a coordinated and efficient way,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.

Related to the outbreak, 4 people died, and 4 people survived the disease. Five of these cases were laboratory confirmed. A total of 583 contacts were registered and closely monitored, but no known contacts developed signs or symptoms of EVD.Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The announcement comes 42 days (two 21-day incubation cycles of the virus) after the last confirmed Ebola patient in the affected Bas-Uélé province tested negative for the disease for the second time. Enhanced surveillance in the country will continue, as well as strengthening of preparedness and readiness for Ebola outbreaks.

“With the end of this epidemic, DRC has once again proved to the world that we can control the very deadly Ebola virus if we respond early in a coordinated and efficient way,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.

Related to the outbreak, 4 people died, and 4 people survived the disease. Five of these cases were laboratory confirmed. A total of 583 contacts were registered and closely monitored, but no known contacts developed signs or symptoms of EVD. . . .

And to my knowledge, none of the NewLink/Merck vaccine was actually dosed and deployed — as it was deemed unneeded — with the very swift clinical isolations (case by case), and generally remote geography in the region. Onward — to airport pick-ups, in the morning. . . smile. . . Now you know.

नमस्ते

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