Congo Is Finally Free From Ebola
Democratic Republic of Congo, March 2020
Healthcare workers sang and danced in jubilation when the last Ebola patient being treated in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was released from her treatment center. A video shared by the World Health Organization showed the patient emerging to high spirits of celebration.
The woman was discharged from a center in Beni town, which had been one of the hotspots of the second-deadliest outbreak of the disease, which began in August 2018. 46 people who came into contact with the final patient were still monitored after the event, but the DRC was finally declared Ebola-free in June. Woohoo! One pandemic down, one to go...