Thu Feb 23 18:10:28 SAST 2017
Family members of psychiatric patients who died earlier this year hold an ‘Esidimeni 37’ prayer vigil outside Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu’s offices yesterday. The 37 patients died after being transferred from Life Esidimeni into the care of NGOs. Findings of the investigation into the tragedy would be released next month, health ombudsman Professor Malegapuru Makgoba said. Picture Creditc: Antonio Muchave. ©Sowetan
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'Haemorrhagic fever killed 13 in DR Congo in 10 days'

By Sapa-AFP | 2014-08-22 11:23:49.0

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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