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THE WORLD | IN BRIEF / REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Ebola Outbreak Spreads From Neighboring Gabon

December 21, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Despite stepped-up border controls, an outbreak of the deadly disease Ebola has spread from Gabon to the neighboring Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization and government officials said.

Republic of Congo health officials have identified 11 cases in a remote region on the northwestern border with Gabon, where 16 cases have already been reported, WHO said in a statement released in Geneva.

The Health Ministry confirmed the outbreak but said the number infected was fewer than 10.

At least 13 people in Gabon have died of Ebola.

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