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31 People Dead In DRC Ebola Outbreak Unrelated To West African Outbreak

News outlets report on an Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo, where 31 people have died of infection with an Ebola strain unrelated to the one in West Africa.

Agence France-Presse: Ebola kills 31 people in DR Congo: WHO
“An outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 31 people and the epidemic remains contained in a remote northwestern region, the U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday…” (9/2).

Reuters: Death toll from Congo Ebola outbreak rises to 31
“The death toll from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Djera region of northern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 31, the government said on Tuesday, as the World Health Organization confirmed there was no link with an epidemic in West Africa…” (9/2).

ScienceInsider: Congo outbreak of Ebola unrelated to escalating West African epidemic
“A new Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is unrelated to the six-month-old epidemic in West Africa, a genetic analysis has confirmed…” (Kupferschmidt et al., 9/2).

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