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Congo’s Neighbors Step Up Ebola Surveillance; Total Of 177 Confirmed, Probable Cases

Bloomberg News: Ebola Threat Heightens Surveillance in Congo’s Eastern Neighbors
“Rwanda and Uganda increased surveillance at their borders with the Democratic Republic of Congo, where instability is heightening the risk of an Ebola outbreak spreading. … Insecurity and the spread of the virus toward the Ugandan frontier led the World Health Organization to say last month there’s a ‘very high’ risk of it crossing Congo’s borders…” (Clowes/Ssuuna, 10/8).

CIDRAP News: DRC records 12 new Ebola cases over the weekend
“The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in updates released Oct. 5 through [Sunday], detailed 12 new cases of Ebola in North Kivu province. All but two of the cases were reported in Beni, the epicenter of the current outbreak. There are now a total of 177 cases (142 confirmed and 35 probable), including 113 deaths. Eleven suspected cases are under investigation…” (Soucheray, 10/8).

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