PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (34): DR Congo (NK) outbreak end, research

Ebola — DR Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo on Mon 3 May 2021 declared the end of an Ebola outbreak that infected 12 people in the eastern province of North Kivu and killed 6 of them. The outbreak was contained using Merck’s (MRK.N) Ebola vaccine, which was given to more than 1600 of the patients’ contacts and contacts of contacts, the aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), said.
The cases were genetically linked to the 2018-20 Ebola epidemic that killed more than 2200 people, the second highest