UN: DRC declares end to Ebola outbreak

New York, US (PANA) - The UN has praised the end of an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic
Republic of the Congo (DRC).

UN Humanitarian Coordinator Moustapha Soumare Tuesday praised the DRC authorities for their rapid and coordinated response, despite enormous logistical challenges, and paid tribute to the bravery of aid teams, in particular to the eight health workers who died in the early days of the outbreak.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there had been 66 cases of Ebola reported
in the DRC, including the health-care workers.

WHO said in total, 49 deaths were reported before authorities in that country declared the end of the outbreak, which is unrelated to the Ebola outbreak that originated in West Africa.

Meanwhile, the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has mourned the passing of Marcel Rudasingwa, UNMEER’s Emergency Crisis Manager in Guinea.

A Rwandan national, Mr. Rudasingwa passed away suddenly from natural causes.

The Head of the UN Mission, Mr. Anthony Banbury, said in just a short space of time, Mr. Rudasingwa played a pivotal role in the organisation's and the international community's
response to the Ebola crisis in Guinea.
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