Congo confirms end of latest deadly Ebola outbreak

  • In this Saturday, June 2, 2018 file photo, a health worker checks people’s temperatures as they disembark a plane at the airport in Kinshasa, Congo. Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is over, the health ministry announced Tuesday, July 24, 2018 after a speedy response to limit its spread in remote rural areas and a city of more than 1 million people. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick, File)

  • In this file photo taken Thursday, May 31, 2018, Congolese health officials prepare to disinfect people and buildings at the general referral hospital in Mbandaka, Congo. Congo’s Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga on Tuesday July 24, 2018, declared the end of the country’s latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus, after a 42-day observation period with no new confirmed cases recorded. (AP Photo/John Bompengo, FILE)

KINSHASA, Congo — Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is over, the health ministry announced Tuesday, after a speedy response to limit its spread in remote rural areas and a city of more than 1 million people.

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