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DRC - Reports: Unknown Disease Kills Five People in Mai, Ndombe province - January 18, 2020

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    Unknown Disease Kills Five People In Democratic Republic Of Congo - Reports
    Mohammad Ali
    2 minutes ago Sat 18th January 2020 | 03:53 PM

    MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 18th January, 2020) Health officials have confirmed that an unknown disease has killed five people in the Mai-Ndombe province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), media reported on Saturday.

    According to the DRC news portal Actualite, all the victims died in a hospital in the provincial town of Kiri, located to the northeast of the country's capital, Kinshasa.

    The provincial health minister has stated all possible efforts will be made to identify the unknown disease, although an Ebola outbreak has been ruled out by officials, the portal reported.

    The minister also added that the situation is under control...

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    DRC: Unknown disease kills lives in Kiri, 5 dead

    Saturday January 18, 2020 - 03:15
    Ph. NEWS.CD

    An unknown disease has already killed 5 people at Kiri General Hospital in Mai - Ndombe province, in the west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), officials said.

    The provincial minister of public health has said that all measures are underway to detect the mysterious disease.

    “Admittedly, there was an abnormal situation, but the situation is manageable, however, because we have just raided this health facility and we have tried to carry out investigations. Me and my collaborators took some samples which are already quickly sent to the National Institute for Biomedical Research (INRB) in Kinshasa for the appropriate medical examinations which can give us an accuracy on this abnormal situation ", declared the minister Jean Claude Bola .

    At first, added the same official, "it is not about the Ebola epidemic contrary to the rumor which circulates in the territory of Kiri and in the social networks".

    In an exclusive interview with actualité.cd, the provincial authority also confirmed the deaths. "However, I warn all those who broadcast through the various media and social networks that there is Ebola in Mai-Ndombe while they have neither quality nor competence, because the only authority having jurisdiction in the provinces to declare an epidemic it is only the provincial governor ”, declared Paul Mputu Boleilanga.

    "Severe and disciplinary sanctions will be reserved against usurpers of power," he threatened. According to provincial authorities, a team from the National Institute of Biomedical Research (INRB), a team is expected in the territory of Kiri for the “rapid” management of all patients and to determine the disease underlying deaths in this region.

    DRC: Unknown disease kills several people in May-ndombe

    Posted Sat 01/18/2020 - 10:39

    More than 3 people died in the village Ibunu in the territory of Kiri following an unknown disease in the province of Maï-Ndombe in the Democratic Republic of Congo, we learned this Saturday, January 18, 2020 from concordant sources.

    According to these, the symptoms of this disease are characterized by fever, vomiting of blood and pus as well as rashes.

    Faced with rumors that it could be Ebola fever, the provincial health minister had reassured that it is not Ebola virus disease but another pathology not yet identified.

    Following the panic created at the onset of this disease, Bola Mbomba Nteko said that the competent services are working to control the situation and called on the local population to calm down.

    Angel Makadi Ngoy
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela