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Twenty cases of chickenpox were recorded in the space of a week in the Banga health zone in Ilebo territory in Kasai province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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The announcement was made by the chief doctor of the Banga health zone, Dr. Adrien Bwenyi Thursday.

“It is since last week that we noticed the cases of chickenpox in the health zone of Banga. To date, we have counted around 20 cases. It is mainly people aged 15 to 25 who are most affected by this disease. We have sensitized the population to respect hygiene measures to prevent the spread of this disease ”, confided the chief medical officer of the Banga health zone, Dr. Bwenyi.

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