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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.
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December 30, 2001 | From Associated Press
Doctors confirmed Saturday that a 16-year-old boy has the Ebola virus and that another patient has symptoms of it, prompting fears that the deadly disease is continuing to spread in Central Africa. The boy was admitted last week at Makokou's hospital and tested for Ebola, which has killed 21 people in Gabon and the neighboring Republic of Congo, regional health director Prosper Abessolo Mengue said Saturday.
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