Days Before Declaring Victory, New Cases Appear

After more than 7 weeks without a new case, the Democratic Republic of the Congo was due to declare the end of the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak on record Sunday.

Instead, 2 new cases of the virus have set back the clock on that milestone.
Contact tracing is underway—but these new cases don’t signal another full-blown crisis. One-off cases often occur toward the end of an Ebola outbreak.  
The outbreak has killed 2,200+ people since August 2018, and response efforts were hampered by relentless conflict.

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