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Ebola Outbreak: 29 Cases Now Recorded in Democratic Republic of the Congo

The number of suspected Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has risen to 29, up from 21.

According to Reuters, a World Health Organization (WHO) spokesman, Christian Lindmeier, made this revelation at a regular United Nations briefing in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday.

“As of this morning we have 29 suspected cases,” Reuters quoted Lindmeier as saying at the briefing.

“There were no new deaths in the outbreak, but 416 contacts of sufferers were being chased up in case they also developed symptoms.”

The World Health Organization (WHO) has previously said the recent Ebola outbreak affected region affected lies 1,300km (800 miles) north-east of Kinshasa, close to the border with the Central African Republic.

The Federal Government of Nigeria has also put measures in place, to prevent a spread of the disease to the country.

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Updated: May 19, 2017 — 7:43 pm

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