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New Ebola deaths in north Congo

Seven people have died in north-western Congo after 11 died earlier this month, say health officials. The latest outbreak of Ebola is believed to have started when a family ate a wild boar they had found dead. Health workers have blamed the rapid spread of the disease on traditional practices, such as washing and kissing the body of the dead. The same region was quarantined last year, after an outbreak of the highly contagious disease killed 100 people. The new deaths were recorded in Mbomo and Mbanza in Cuvette Ouest province. Thirty-three more cases have been reported in the area but heavy rains are hampering efforts to fight the outbreak. Full Story

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