Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo Declared Over

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2020 -- The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is over, health officials say. Wednesday marks 42 days, or two incubation periods, since the last survivor tested negative for the virus, so the DRC...
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