DR Congo declares Ebola outbreak over after 42 Days without New Case July 24, 2018 by Amala Writer Leave a Comment Democratic Republic of Congo Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga through Twitter, has announced that the Ebola outbreak in the country’s Équateur province is over after 42 days without a new case. The outbreak was first recognised on 1 April. In that time there have been 54 cases, 33 people died as a result of contracting Ebola while 21 survived, the minister says. RELATED: Because Of Cashew: Dad kills son over ownership of farmland in EnuguPeople who had contracted the virus, as well as others who may have been at risk, were given an experimental vaccine. This was the ninth Ebola outbreak to hit the Democratic Republic of Congo in a decade.