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Health officials have finished tracking down every person in the Democratic Republic of the Congo who was at risk for becoming infected with Ebola, the World Health Organization announced Friday.

Medical teams in the Congo followed up with more than 20,000 people as of June 27 to make sure they safely made it out of the 21-day incubation period without developing symptoms of the illness, which can be deadly.

The article goes on to state the following:

The last confirmed patient with Ebola was discharged June 12 after he or she no longer tested positive for the virus. Officials cannot declare the outbreak over until 42 days, or two incubation periods, have passed without any more people testing positive for Ebola.

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