By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

Two new cases of Ebola virus disease were confirmed in the province of North Kivu, in the east of the country on Thursday, February 18, 2021 after investigations carried out by response teams, according to a 7SUR7.CD news report (computer translated).

Produced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), under a very-high magnification, this digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicts a single filamentous Ebola virus particle that had budded from the surface of a VERO cell of the African green monkey kidney epithelial cell line.

According to Eugène Nzanzu Syalita, provincial minister of health, these are two patients who were in contact with the previous confirmed cases and are currently under treatment.

The two cases are respectively in the health zones of Magurudjipa in Lubero territory and Katwa in Butembo.

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“Yes, two new cases have been confirmed today. One case is in the Magurudjipa health zone and the other in Katwa. It is now 6 cases including 4 which are supported and two deaths. In the meantime, the vaccination continues, ” the provincial health minister said.

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