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Ebola in the Congo is largely under control

GENEVA – The ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is largely under control, reports the world health organization of the UN, the WHO. Since 9 June, when the last registered sick by the virus died, no new cases detected.

A doctor takes the temperature of a Congolese woman in the fight against ebola.

The WHO considers the situation with “careful optimism”, despite that in remote areas along the river Congo people may have been infected that have not yet been found. The youngest outbreak since the beginning of april, 28 people killed.

The death rate from ebola is high. A quarter to 90 percent of the infected people died. Due to a disastrous epidemic in 2014 and 2015 died in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea approximately 11,000 people.

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