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Congo Reports Ebola Death Close to Busy Ugandan Border

Saturday, 22 September 2018 06:38 AM

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congolese authorities are announcing a confirmed Ebola death close to the Ugandan border.

The vice governor of Ituri Province says the 32-year-old woman had assisted in the burials of other Ebola cases but had refused an Ebola vaccination and disappeared from the city of Beni. She died on Thursday at a hospital in Tshomia.

This is the closest a confirmed Ebola death in the current outbreak has been to the heavily traveled border with Uganda.

Congo's health ministry says that as of Friday there have been 116 confirmed cases, including 68 deaths, of the hemorrhagic fever in the outbreak that was declared on Aug. 1.

Ebola monitoring has been taking place at Congo's border. The World Health Organization has not recommended travel restrictions.

More than 10,000 people have been vaccinated.

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