Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) & Guinea UpdateJenny Abercrombie
There is good news in the DRC regarding Ebola, while the fight against it in Guinea continues. Both the DRC and Guinea began their 42-day countdowns from their last known cases on 3/21 and 3/24, respectively. The DRC continues their countdown, but Guinea’s was interrupted with a new case in Soulouta, along with a cluster of suspicious deaths. If no new cases emerge, the DRC’s outbreak will be declared over in early May. Guinea’s newest case was reported on 4/2. There is ongoing investigation to make sure there are no more cases. Once there are no new cases, and the last person is discharged from care, their countdown will start over again.