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Also, a high-level meeting was held in Geneva today to assess the latest developments and build donor support.
Merck's rVSV-ZEBOV is the only vaccine that will be used during the ever-growing outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces.
The grandmother of the 5-year-old boy identified in Uganda has also died, and the family cluster is at 8 cases.
"An enhanced UN-wide response is required. . . . We have no time to lose," says David Gressly.
The outbreak has reached 1,495 cases and 984 deaths, including 406 cases and 308 deaths in April.
Traditional chiefs and local officials took new steps to ease community resistance to response efforts.
The past 5 days have seen 44 Ebola cases, including 12 today, though officials have noted fewer cases in children.
Three new cases lift the outbreak total to 888, and officials say to expect more.
WHO officials see some traction with community engagement and calmed tensions, but tough challenges finding and chasing all transmission chains.
Health officials are on high alert for potential spread to Goma, North Kivu province's capital and largest city.
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