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Ebola kills 31 people in DR Congo: WHO

 An outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 31 people and the epidemic remains contained within the country's northwest, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday (Sep 2).

KINSHASA: An outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 31 people and the epidemic remains contained within the country's northwest, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday (Sep 2).

"There are now 31 deaths," Eugene Kambambi, the WHO's head of communication in DR Congo, told AFP adding that the epidemic remains ringfenced in an area around 800 kilometres north of Kinshasa. The WHO had previously given a death toll of 13 for the country.

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