Ebola: DRC’s 10th outbreak is declared overBMJ 2020; 369 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m2601 (Published 26 June 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m2601
- Jacqui Wise
The World Health Organization has declared the end of the Ebola epidemic in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, although it warned that maintaining strong surveillance and response systems would be critical to containing potential flare ups.
Many of the public health measures that successfully ended the Ebola outbreak are the same that are now essential for stopping covid-19, including finding, isolating and testing for cases, and carrying out contact tracing.
The outbreak, declared in North Kivu on 1 …