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And as the world fights back against a deadly outbreak of Ebola in West Africa,… a new strain has turned up in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Paul, what are health authorities saying there?

Well, the Congolese Health Minister Felix Numbi confirmed two fatal cases of Ebola in an isolated area in the north of the country.
The infectious fever has already killed 13 people there… as the government orders quarantine measures to contain the spread of the virus.
Our Kim Hyun-bin has more.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has identified an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever in the country as being Ebola.
Health Minister Felix Kabange Numbi said the strain is a new type and appears to be different from the Ebola virus that has taken hold in four West African nations.
Numbi said it’s killed 13 people in the north of Congo so far, while 80 others are being monitored, but stressed that the virus appears to be isolated.

The hemorrhagic fever has killed over 14-hundred people this year, most of them from Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria, making it the deadliest outbreak of the disease to date.

Meanwhile, the Japanese government has announced that it would be open to offering an influenza drug known as T-705 to fight the Ebola virus.
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said several countries have asked about the drug, and that Japan would be open to releasing it before the World Health Organization rules on its use.
Suga said the makers of T-705, in both Japan and the U.S., are in talks with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about their next step.
Kim Hyun-bin Arirang News.


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