New case of Ebola confirmed in Congo days before expected declaration to outbreak’s end

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This undated colorized transmission electron micrograph image made available by the CDC shows an Ebola virus virion. For the first time, Ebola has been discovered inside the eyes of a patient months after the virus was gone from his blood, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday, May […]

JOHANNESBURG (AP) – The World Health Organization says a new case of the Ebola virus has been confirmed in eastern Congo, just three days before the country expected to declare an end to the outbreak. The new case was confirmed Friday in Beni, a community which had been an epicenter of the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history. It had been 52 days without a case, and WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the declaration had been planned for Monday.

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