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DRC 2018 Ebola outbreak
MSF Ebola treatment centre opens in Mangina, North Kivu
Project Update 16 Aug 2018
Taking a new step in its response to the current Ebola outbreak in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a treatment centre on Tuesday 14 August in Mangina, a small town considered to be the epicentre of the outbreak. All patients from the isolation unit where MSF was working to improve biosafety have been transferred to the 12 tents of the new Ebola treatment centre. A total of 37 patients are currently hospitalised – 31 of them have been confirmed by laboratory tests as being infected by the virus, while the others are classified as suspect cases.
“Among our patients, we have several colleagues from the Congolese health system in the area,” says Gwenola Seroux, MSF emergency programmes coordinator. “They were the first to respond and some were exposed to the virus.”…