14 people die of Ebola in DR Congo
A total of 14 people have died of Ebola, a haemorrhagic fever, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since November 2008, Health Minister Mopipi Mukulumanya said on Friday.
Mukulumanya said in the western Kasai province, 43 people have been infected with Ebola and 199 others were under observation, Xinhua reported.
Symptoms of Ebola begin with fever and muscle pain, followed by vomiting, diarrhoea and in some cases, both internal and external bleeding.
The minister called for the strengthening of health care, and report cases of Ebola immediately.
Ebola is transmitted through contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people. It is one the deadliest viruses in the world, killing 50 to 90 percent of its victims.