Haemorrhagic fever killed 13 in DRC in 10 days

Kinshasa - A haemorrhagic fever of unknown origin has killed 13 people in the north-western Democratic Republic of Congo since August 11, a health ministry official said.

"All 13 people who have died suffered from a fever, diarrhoea, vomiting and, in a terminal stage, of vomiting a black matter," said Dr Felix Kabange Numbi.

So far, about 80 people who came into contact with the deceased have been admitted to hospital.

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Joy Thorpe 2014-08-22 11:40:52 AM
it is Ebola !
Omnivore 2014-08-22 11:43:32 AM
Definitely more ebola. It was 1st recorded in DRC in the 70's.
Donald Dykman 2014-08-22 01:24:21 PM
I other parts of africa its called ebola
Pierre Mare 2014-08-22 02:04:15 PM
The strain of Ebola in DRC is Ebola-Bundibugyo. It is different from the West African strain, Ebola-Zaire. IRIN has the report.
Abner Mophethe 2014-08-22 06:34:08 PM
Unknown origin meaning a laboratory somewhere in america perhaps?