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    Kasai-Oriental: an unknown disease kills ten people in Kabinda
    September 13, 2011 under News, Kasai Oriental, The One, Health.
    E-mail | Tags: INRB, unknown disease, WHO

    - General Hospital Kabinda. Photo Cape
    - General Hospital Kabinda. Photo Cape disease of unknown origin has a dozen deaths in the space of ten days in the area of ​​health Kalonda East, in the territory of Kabinda, 150 km east of Mbuji- Mayi. These are the children under ten who are most affected. A delegation from the provincial Ministry of Health visited Kalonda East, Tuesday, September 13 this afternoon to inquire about the situation.
    On site, more than ten children under ten died in the last two weeks. They showed signs of fever accompanied by severe diarrhea, witnesses said.

    The police chief of coaching BaKoMa said that two to three deaths are recorded daily. These are the children of localities Milembwe, Ngiefu Kale, Tshiponga in the sector Lufubu Lomami, about 80 km from the city of Kabinda.

    This information is also received at the WHO office in Mbuji-Mayi, where an agent is also on site to confirm the data.

    For its part, the provincial government takes it seriously. The provincial Minister of Health, Dr Dieudonn? Nsekela, visited Kabinda on Tuesday to "personally make the collection of samples for analysis at the National Institute of Biological Research (INRB) in Kinshasa."

    It is accompanied by the provincial medical inspector and the head office of the four provincial health inspection.

    They brought up on drugs, mainly antibiotics, serums and Aquatabs, offered by the Family Health Association (ASF).