Via ReliefWeb, a report from Radio Okapi: Equateur: an unknown disease kills 65 people in 4 weeks Djera - Democratic Republic of the Congo. This appears to be the suspected Ebola outbreak reported yesterday, but the numbers are much higher. The Google translation:
An unidentified disease has killed 65 people in about 4 weeks in the area of health Djera, Tshuapa district, 25 kilometers Boende-center in the province of Equateur. The Minister of Public Health, Felix Kabange Numbi, the acting governor of Equateur, Sébastien Impeto, as well as experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived Wednesday, August 20 at Boende to investigate this disease, and care for patients.
Health sources on the ground say they have been alerted since July on a contagious disease that affects three areas of health Wetsikengo, Lokalia and Wafanya in Boende territory. The disease is characterized by severe diarrhea, fever and vomiting.
According to the same health sources, four nurses, who cared for the sick, are among the victims.
Moreover, the disease would progress to the locality of Wetsikengo near Tshuapa River.
Teams of WHO and the health zone Boende, rushed to the scene, took samples which are being analyzed at the National Institute of Biomedical Research (INRB) in Kinshasa.
Pending the results of the examinations, the Minister Felix Kabange Numbi pledged to send another team of doctors in the health area of Djera, about twenty miles of Boende.