Congo declares its Ebola outbreak over

November 15, 2014 1:27 PM

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Congo declares its Ebola outbreak over

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo declared its three-month Ebola outbreak officially over on Saturday after 42 days without recording a new case of the disease.

Congo's outbreak, which killed 49 of the 66 people infected in the remote northwestern Equateur province, is unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa, where at least 5,177 people are known to have died in the worst Ebola outbreak on record.

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