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#GistMall:_WHO declares outbreak of Ebola as DR Congo records 3 deaths

One person has tested positive for the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo WHO declares that 3 people are dead as a result of the epidemic WHO said the latest outbreak is being taken ‘very seriously’ The news outlet quoted the Congo ministry of health.

The report said the case was confirmed from tests on nine people who came down with a hemorrhagic fever in Bas-Uele province in the northeast of the country.

The statement, according to our correspondent, added that two of the people who tested positive had died. Reuters is reporting that one person has tested positive for the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Earlier, GistMall.com reported sometime in 2014 that a nurse, Obi Justina Ejelonu, who attended to Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian-American Ebola carrier who brought the disease to Nigeria, died in Lagos.

Obi Justina Ejelonu’s relatives reported that she passed away in a quarantine facility in Lagos. Until her death, the outspoken nurse, who worked at the B Ward – a male ward which is referred to as Ebola Ward – of the Yaba Mainland General Hospital.

John Okiyi-Kalu, of the Igboville/Oganiru Ndigbo Foundation, who also confirmed her death, started the Internet campaign a few days ago. Ms. Ejelonu, 25, was one of the primary contacts with Patrick Sawyer at a Lagos Hospital where he received treatment after he was rushed from the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos where he collapsed.

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