EBOLA: Outbreak claims 6 in Democratic Republic of Congo

A Suspected Ebola outbreak in the Orientale Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed at least six people in the last three weeks.

Seven suspected cases of the deadly hemorrhagic fever have been reported in Isiro and Monga health zones in Orientale Province. One of the deaths was reported in Mongo health zone while five others occurred in Isiro Zone.

According to Dr. Marrie –Josee Karani, the head of office of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Kisangani, samples  from the suspects were sent to the Institute of biomedical research (INRB) in Kinshasa  and are yet to confirm the outbreak of the deadly virus.

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