Saturday morning, Stephen was able to confirm that the samples from Bongandana tested negative for the strain of Ebola that is in the other outbreak. They do not have an alternative diagnosis or results for the other Ebola strains yet.
Our family will be staying here. The idea was that we would go if the tests were positive- meaning the outbreak had spread- or we could not get a result in a reasonable amount of time.
According to “Relief Web,” who has been monitoring the situation, the outbreak is considered under control. (http://reliefweb.int/report/democratic-republic-congo/update-ebola-virus-disease-drc-no11-17-september-2014-enfr)
Our hope and prayer is that the outbreak will die out. We will remain attentive to the changes in the situation, and we will keep the same triggers for evacuation. Thank you for all of your prayers and encouragement during this time.
It Will Cost Your Life: Testimony of Moise Mamy, one of the men killed, CMA church planter and evangelist in Guinea
Here are some other interesting articles about Ebola in Western Africa:
(It preys on family and caregivers.)