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Outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in DRC

A scientist at work in an onsite laboratory
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Quick onsite laboratory diagnosis enable the team to precisely diagnose new suspected Ebola patients within two to six hours. Samples from suspected patients are collected at the MSF isolation ward near Kampungu and are carried to the CDC field laboratory in nearby Luebo. Lab results are shared daily with the health ministry in Kinshasa and partners around the world.

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