Mayinga N.: Had strain of Ebola Zaire came from; died of the virus on October 19, 1976. She was a nurse at a hospital in Zaire, and she had taken care of a Roman Catholic nun who died of Ebola. The nun had bled to death all over Nurse Mayinga, and then, a few days later, Nurse Mayinga had broken with Ebola and died. She came from a poor but ambitious family, and she had received a scholarship to go to college in Europe. She was a pleasant, quiet, beautiful young African woman, about twenty years old, in the prime of her life, with a future and dreams, hoping somehow that what was happening to her could not be happening. They say that her parents loved her dearly, that she was the apple of their eye.
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