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    DRC : seven suspected cases of Ebola reported in Orientale Province

    published 4 hours , 44 minutes | Last update on October 17, 2013 at 8:18

    Epidemiological surveillance teams have identified in the last three weeks , seven suspected cases of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in the health zones of Monga and Isiro in Orientale Province. Sources in the region say that six of these people have died , which five in Isiro.

    According to the head office of the World Health Organization ( WHO) in Kisangani , Dr. Marie- Josée Kikoo the samples sent to the National Institute of Biomedical Research ( INRB ) in Kinshasa have not confirmed the existence of Ebola virus.

    But given the symptoms presented by the patients , she estimated that more tests in foreign laboratories are needed to determine if these people died of Ebola .

    She calls people to be cautious.

    "We ask people to be calm and not to touch any animal who died by itself in the forest . The population should avoid touching any patient with signs of bleeding at different levels , fever , and asthenia and abdominal pain , she recommends .

    In addition , Dr. Marie- Josée Kikoo advises the public to observe proper hygiene by washing hands with soap or ash and not directly touch the body of the deceased.

    The Ebola outbreak has shaken last year the territory of Isiro , Orientale Province , where some thirty cases had died on the sixty-four cases recorded .

    At the end of November 2012, the Minister of Public Health , Felix Kabange Numbi , announced the official end of the epidemic of Ebola hemorrhagic fever .

    This statement was reached at the end of the observation period of forty- two days, recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), during which no new cases had been recorded.

    http://radiookapi.net/actualite/2013...nce-orientale/
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    Re: DRC : seven suspected cases of Ebola reported in Orientale Province

    I moved this thread to the Africa forum because the infectious disease forum tends to become crowded.
    "May the long time sun
    Shine upon you,
    All love surround you,
    And the pure light within you
    Guide your way on."

    "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
    Aristotle

    “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
    Mohandas Gandhi

    Be the light that is within.

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