The World Health Association has announced that the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has stopped. It led to the death of more than 2 thousand people.

Local health officials and the World Health Organization have announced the end of the Ebola outbreak, which continued in Africa for almost two years. It was the second-largest outbreak of a deadly viral disease in the history of mankind, which infected more than 3,400 people and claimed the lives of 2,280 people. This was announced by officials during a closed meeting of WHO representatives.

The epidemic began in August 2018 in the northeastern region of the Congo. By mid-2019, this outbreak surpassed all other outbreaks, with the exception of the outbreak in West Africa from 2014 to 2016. Then almost 30 thousand people became infected and more than 11 thousand people died. Although the Ebola outbreak is not the deadliest, two of the three infected died during this outbreak.

WHO wanted to announce the end of the outbreak back in April 2020, 50 days after the latest new case became known. But a few days before the expiration of this period, WHO officials announced that they had discovered a new case of Ebola.

Researchers point out that this is not the end of the Ebola epidemic in Africa. In other places, Congo has already discovered another small outbreak that is not related to other cases. According to the WHO, 17 people became infected with the virus, 11 of them died.

An Ebola virus disease is an acute viral infection that affects humans and certain animal species. The epidemic erupted in West Africa in 2014 and most affected three countries: Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. A new outbreak arose in July 2018.

In the United States, only at the end of 2019 for the first time, they approved the Ebola vaccine. The department noted that “vaccination is necessary to prevent outbreaks and stop the spread of the virus”.