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Ebola in DRC

Mara Ispas | SA Breaking News   in  ·
August 26, 2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has confirmed the outbreak of the haemorrhagic fever that has killed 13 people in the country is the deadly Ebola virus, reported the BBC on Monday.

This, after Health Minister Felix Numbi on Friday said samples from the victims had been taken to determine the strain of the “Ebola-like” virus.

On Monday, Numbi told the BBC two new cases of the virus had been confirmed. But, he said it appears the disease in the DRC is a different strain from the one on the rampage in West Africa.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it will test the virus in its own lab to determine which of the five strains of Ebola killed the Congolese victims, and if it matched the strain in West Africa.


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