Via Digitalcongo.net, an August 25 report: Confirmation of the occurrence of the Ebola outbreak in DRC. Excerpt from the Google translation:
After doubts during the observation of cases of hemorrhagic fever has already caused deaths in the territory of Congolese Boende in Equateur province, the Ministry of Health has confirmed that these deaths are indeed caused by the pandemic Ebola whose country comes into being well struck for the seventh time, although it is not an extension of the same pandemic raging in West Africa.
"I declare this day the outbreak of the disease Ebola hemorrhagic fever virus in the area Djera" in Boende territory in the province of Equateur. Statement by the Minister of Public Health, Felix Kabange Numbi Sunday on satellite TV national vision.
The minister wanted rather optimistic that everything has been put in place to contain this epidemic that has resurfaced over 1.000km of Kinshasa, in the heart of the rainforest. The Ebola virus has resurfaced in the DRC. In the area of Djera in Boende territory in the province of Ecuador.
The virus has killed 13 people, including five (5) members of the medical profession. Which was only suspicion was finally confirmed yesterday. The causative agent of the dead serial Boende is indeed Ebola.
"The results came out positive. The Ebola virus is confirmed in the DRC," said the minister on RTNC (national television).
Is this the same strain as that outbreak in West Africa? No one knows yet. It is based on analysis of samples brought back from Equateur by a team of experts led by the Minister of Public Health, Felix Kabange that the DRC was finally able to discover the truth about the deaths of Boende. however, of the opinion of the Minister of Public Health, everything has been put in place to contain the epidemic.
And in this regard, it must be said that the DRC has proven experience. He reassured that 80 contacts are isolated and followed the steps taken to stop the spread, free health care was decreed for communities