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January 24, 2021

Viral outbreak in East New Britain

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Cause is yet to be established, fromthe recent viral outbreak inthe East New Beitain Province.

So far over two thousand people fromthe urban Kokopo and Rabaul areas have visited health centers with Malaria-like symptoms.

East New Beitain provincial health office said blood samples were collected from Vunapope and Nonga Bese Hospitals and sent for tests totheInstitute of Medical Research.

Due tothe mandatory shut down period, IMR has yet to give feedback. The situation is been managed and patients are however responding well to anti-biotics.

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