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Congo announces end to country's Ebola outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo officially declared its Ebola outbreak over on Saturday, Reuters reports.

The country's outbreak killed 49 people; 66 total infections were recorded. However, Congo has not registered a new case since Oct. 4, Health Minister Felix Kabange said. That timeline meets the 42-days-free period, or two full incubation cycles of the disease.

The outbreak in Congo was unrelated to West African countries' crisis, in which at least 5,177 people have died from the Ebola virus. Congo officials said they will send 1,000 volunteers to help in the six West African nations still suffering from Ebola outbreaks.