Reported cases of Ebola rise to 42 in Congo –Ministry

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The Democratic Republic of Congo reported 42 cases of the Ebola virus disease in the ongoing outbreak, Jessica Ilunga, spokeswoman for the country's Ministry of Public Health said on Tuesday.

The World Health Organisation in a press statement on Monday said that April 4 through May 13, a total of 39 Ebola virus disease cases had been reported in DRC, including 19 deaths.

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The spokeswoman noted that government was trying to prevent the spread of EVD by carrying out screening tests at the airports and other entry points to Mbandaka, capital of the Equateur Province.

Furthermore, the ministry is working with health authorities in other urban centres near Mbandaka, including Kinshasa and Kisangani, to prepare contingency plans in these cities as well," Ilunga said.

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