Thursday, September 25, 2014

27 People 'Recover' From Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Ebola nurses survey areas infected by the virus.
TVC NEWS, DR CONGO - Twenty seven people are reported to have recovered from the Ebola haemorrhagic fever in DR Congo.

Ministry of Health sources in Kinshasa said the cases were recorded in Djera, in the north-western Equator Province.

Health minister FĂ©lix Kabange Numbi's adviser Roland Shodu Lomami said Tuesday: “I confirm that 27 patients out of 68 who benefited from our services have recovered from Ebola. The government did its best to fight the disease.”

The latest Ebola deaths toll in DRC stands at 41, among them eight health practitioners.

The village of Djera, Boende District, where the haemorrhagic fever broke out last August, is an isolated area in a big forest, far from Mbandaka, the provincial capital.

According to the medical sources, the virus strain in DRC was quite different from the one which has killed more than 2,500 in West Africa.

The current epidemic is the seventh to have broken out in DRC and possibly explains why the health practitioners might have found it easier to contain.

A quarantine zone was immediately established in a 100-km radius around Boende District, where the cases were reported, to prevent the virus from spreading farther.

However, Dr Lomami regretted the lack of attention from the international community on the Ebola outbreak in DRC.

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