In a press release, it mentioned there had been no new confirmed instances of Ebola within the Beni space for the previous 21 days.
“We are able to now take into account that the Ebola epidemic is presently underneath management in Beni,” it mentioned, describing this as “main progress”.
The lethal haemorrhagic virus broke out final August eight within the North Kivu area, which borders Uganda and Rwanda.
Beni, a zone that features a metropolis of that identify, accounts for 118 fatalities.
The ministry cautioned that the Beni space confronted the danger of an extra infections from neighbouring areas, notably Butembo and Katwa, the place 74 instances of Ebola had been recorded in final three weeks.
The ministry mentioned it had recorded a complete of 844 instances of Ebola, comprising 779 laboratory-confirmed and 65 possible instances. Of the 844, 528 deaths had resulted.
The epidemic can solely be declared over when the nation has not recorded any new case of Ebola for 42 consecutive days.
Worldwide well being consultants are serving to the DRC however efforts are being hampered by violence within the area, the place militia teams are rampant.