Congo announces end to 2nd deadliest Ebola outbreak ever

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BENI, Congo (AP) – Congo’s health ministry and the World Health Organization have declared an end to the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history.

The virus killed 2,280 in eastern Congo during the nearly two-year crisis, which was the first time an Ebola outbreak erupted in a conflict zone.

Even with the emergence of two vaccines, the Ebola response was repeatedly challenged because of armed groups operating in the area and community mistrust of health workers.

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