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  • nicehedges nicehedges Jun 22, 2014 11:14 AM Flag

    Deaths from Monkeypox in the Congo

    Published On: Sun, Jun 22nd, 2014

    "Two people died from a disease that has the same symptoms as monkeypox; 12 cases recorded in two weeks, in the locality of Bangangala in territory Bomongo (Equatuer), Democratic Republic of the Congo(DRC), according to a Radio Okapi report (computer translated). Health specialists have not yet confirmed if it is really the disease monkeypox.

    “I have already called the Minister of Public Health. I even wrote him and I booked a copy to the Prime Minister and I expect the government to act quickly.Health centers do not have the required infrastructure to accommodate the sick and administer appropriate care , “said Patrick Mayombe.

    It is a relatively rare virus found primarily in central and western Africa. The disease is caused by Monkeypox virus. It is closely related to the smallpox virus (variola), the virus used in the smallpox vaccine (vaccinia), and the cowpox virus...."

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