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DR Congo rolls out Ebola prototypes as the death toll rises to 67



Beni (DR Congo) (AFP) – An outbreak of Ebola in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo killed 67 people this month, the authorities said on Saturday, as they launched a series of new drugs against the virus, a rebellious one Zone

A total of 105 cases have been reported since the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Mangina, North Kivu province on August 1, according to the country's Ministry of Health, of which 77 have been confirmed

. There were 11 people reported recovered from the virus and died.

Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga traveled to Mangina on Thursday and saw two patients be dismissed after being treated with a new prototype called mAb114

"These two individuals are among the first 10 patients to receive the therapeutic molecule mAb114 have ", the ministry said in a statement.

The drug, developed in the US, is the first therapeutic drug used in an active Eb Ola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Earlier this week, the Department of Health announced that four more experimental drugs were being infected for treatment Patients have been admitted.

On Friday, the World Health Organization warned against the spread of the virus in the city of Oicha in the province of North Kivu could thwart efforts to stem the virus. [1659009] While Oicha himself is not under the control of the rebels, WHO Secretary-General Peter Salama said the city was completely surrounded by territories ruled by a dreaded Ugandan rebel group called the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF)

Around Oicha, numerous civilians have been killed by unrest, while helpers, priests and government employees are currently being held hostage by insurgents.

The current eruption is the tenth anniversary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 1976, when Ebola was first named and named after a river in the north of the country.


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