Ebola updates

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24 May 2018 – The WHO, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and international partners are responding to an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the DRC using a model that was successful in resolving a similar outbreak in 2017. 

The risk to New Zealand from EVD in the DRC is low due to the mode of transmission of the virus, the distance from New Zealand, the low number of travellers coming to New Zealand from the DRC, increased exit screening occurring in the DRC, and the rapid response of the DRC Government and the WHO to manage the outbreak.

29 December 2015 – WHO declared Guinea free of Ebola virus transmission, as 42 days have passed since the last confirmed case had a second negative blood test.

9 November 2015 – On 7 November 2015, WHO declared Sierra Leone free of Ebola virus transmission, as 42 days have passed since the last confirmed case had a second negative blood test.

11 May 2015 – On 9 May 2015, WHO declared Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission, as 42 days have passed since the last laboratory-confirmed case was buried.

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