DAKAR, Senegal — The World Health Organization says Congo now faces 29 suspected cases of the deadly Ebola virus.
WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier on Friday said the number includes two laboratory-confirmed deaths.
Officials announced the outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever a week ago in a remote area of northern Congo.
Lindmeier says Congo authorities and its health partners are monitoring another 416 people who could have come into contact with the suspected cases.
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The Ebola outbreak is the eighth in Congo since 1976.