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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Ebola-Like Disease Kills 12 In Congo

Authorities on Monday confirmed that 12 people died from an unknown disease with symptoms similar to that of Ebola in north-eastern Congo.

“The deaths began in early July in the village of Mangina, near the town of Beni,’’ local administrator Donat Kibwana told newsmen.

Meanwhile, a local civil society group in Beni, said it had counted 15 deaths caused by the disease, which similar to Ebola, manifests itself through fever, diarrhea, vomiting and nose bleeds.

“A nearby laboratory was currently analysing blood samples,’’ said Kibwana.

According to the provincial health ministry, the World Health Organisation (WHO) had deployed a team of experts to the area. On July 24, Congo officially declared a recent Ebola outbreak over.

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