Ebola virus patients escape quarantine to PRAY with 50 people then drop dead, threat soars


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Popular Republic of Congo is racing to contain an outbreak of the disease

Democratic Republic of Congo is lining to contain an outbreak of the disease which spreads through contact with infected bodily fluids.

The two patients slipped out of an isolation minor at the hospital on Monday night.

Mr Cabrol told a news briefing in Geneva on crop up again from the affected region: “The escape was organised by the families, with six motorcycles as the patients were simple ill and couldn’t walk.

“They were taken to a prayer room with 50 people to beseech. They were found at two in the morning, one of them dead and one was dying.

“So that’s 50-60 touches right there. The patients were in the active phase of the disease, upchucking.”

Many sufferers are reluctant to accept medical treatment, and others unwilling to resort to vaccines, believing the virus in the work of evil spirits.

Instead some peculiars are turning to preachers to rid them of evil spirits, further hampering the elbow-greases of health workers battling to top the spread of the deadly illness.

The World Vigorousness Organisation yesterday said the world is on an “epidemiological knife edge” as they strife to contain the infection.

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Both patients were vomiting and transmissible and died hours after the prayer session

The rare disease movements fever, vomiting and diarrhoea.

On average it kills one in two infected people but beginning detection and rehydration improves chances of survival.

It is also thought the consumption of bush marrow – which includes monkeys and apes, can spread the virus.

It is the Congo’s ninth outbreak since the virus emerged in 1976 and follows a massive outbreak that spun out of call the tune in West Africa form 2014-2016, when more than 11,300 being died in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Health workers this week created a campaign with an experimental vaccine to protect medical staff.

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