For the first time since September 2018, the Butembo Ebola treatment center is clear of the deadly virus, as the last two patients still being treated were just released, according to the Twitter feed of Ibrahima Soce Fall, MD, the World Health Organization (WHO) assistant director-general for emergency response.

Butembo had been a hot spot of Ebola virus activity throughout the 14-month-long outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Yesterday, the DRC’s Ebola technical committee (CMRE) said the two cases confirmed yesterday were from Mandima, which has been a more recent hotspot of virus activity.

Officials confirmed 4 new cases today, according to the WHO’s online Ebola dashboard. The new infections raise outbreak totals to 3,224, including 2,150 deaths. Officials are still investigating 411 suspected cases.

Cases continue at low levels

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