Congo confirms deadly illness outbreak as Ebola

September 11, 2007 01:01

Lab results confirmed a deadly illness outbreak in southeastern Congo as Ebola fever, officials said Monday. The US Center for Disease Control in Atlanta and another lab in Gabon confirmed the disease as a hemorrhagic fever, and specifically as Ebola, Health Minister Makwenge Kaput said on national television. More than 100 people have died of the illness in the affected region since late August.

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