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'Haemorrhagic fever killed 13 in DR Congo in 10 days'

By Sapa-AFP | 2014-08-22 11:23:49.0 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

A haemorrhagic fever of unknown origin has killed 13 people in the northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo since August 11, a health ministry official said.

"All 13 people who have died suffered from a fever, diarrhoea, vomiting and, in a terminal stage, of vomiting a black matter," said Dr Felix Kabange Numbi. So far, about 80 people who came into contact with the deceased have been admitted to hospital.

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