It’s confirmed: Lesotho records first case of Ebola.

Health / 14 November 2019/ 07:14am / Sompane Molefi

FILE: A health worker prepares a vaccination at a health centre in Conakry during the first clinical trials of the VSV-EBOV vaccine against the Ebola virus. Picture: AFP

Maseru: The Health officials in the neighbouring mountain kingdom of Lesotho have confirmed to The Insider that they had a case of Ebola by a woman who had displayed symptoms linked to the virus.

Officials added that a woman who cannot be named as per Dr-patient  confidentiality she crossed home through Ficksburg/Maputsoe border.

It is reported that she was rushed to hospital where tests confirmed by South African Doctors that she had contracted the virus.

“South African doctors tested patient’s blood and urine samples and all got positive to Ebola,” said ministry of health in a statement.

It is reported that the Lesotho National had met with a Democratic Republic of Congo national in South Africa and that the pair developed symptoms of the killer virus.

The Insider can confirm that the DRC citizen was also admited following the patient disclosure of his whereabouts.

Meanwhile, the US Agency for International Development recently announced multi-million dollar funding to fight Ebola in the DRC where the virus has claimed thousands of lives in the past year.

Lesotho health ministry has reported to  be looking for the family of the patient especially those she had contact with to be tested.

Ebola outbreak has killed over 50 000 people in the central Africa.


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