BREAKING: First Ebola Case Reported In Lesotho
Emerging report indicates that the Southern African nation of Lesotho has confirmed its first case of the dreaded Ebola virus.
According to Health officials, a woman displayed symptoms associated with the virus when she recently crossed the Ficksburg border. She was rushed to hospital where tests confirmed she had contracted the virus.
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Lesotho health officials said that their counterparts in Johannesburg had confirmed that blood and urine samples of the woman suspected to have contracted ebola tested positive.
She claimed that she came into contact with a Democratic Republic of Congo national while in South Africa and that both of them developed symptoms of the virus.
The Lesotho health ministry is expected to provide further details on the case on Thursday morning.
The Ebola virus causes haemorrhagic fever and spreads from person to person through direct contact with body fluids. It kills around half of those it infects.
Since the middle of last year, Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 2,100 people, making it the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history, after the 2013-16 epidemic in West Africa that killed more than 11,300.