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WHO Sending Supplies for Ebola Outbreak in Congo
Published in Saudi Press Agency on 25 - 08 - 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that it has sent protective equipment for medical staff to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where authorities have confirmed two cases of Ebola in a remote area.
"The ministry of health has declared an outbreak and we are treating it as such," WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told reporters in Geneva.
The current Ebola epidemic, which has killed at least 1,427 people, has focused on Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone with several cases also in Nigeria.
DRC declared an Ebola outbreak in its northern Equateur province Sunday after two of eight patients tested for the virus came back positive, Health Minister Felix Kabange Numbi said.
Congolese authorities who went to the remote area found 24 cases of hemorrhagic fever of "unknown origin," including 13 people that had died, Jasarevic said.


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