The latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has ended six weeks after it was first declared, the World Health Organisation has announced.

There had been only one confirmed case in the outbreak in the eastern province of North Kivu.

This is the end of DR Congo’s 15th outbreak of the fatal viral haemorrhagic fever which was first discovered in the country – then called Zaire – in 1976.

Neighbouring Uganda is currently dealing with an outbreak of the virus, first reported last week.

The Ebola vaccine developed to deal with the novel strain is not effective against the Sudan variant that is spreading Uganda.

At least 23 deaths have been reported in Uganda.

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