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The patient is 5, and at least two of his family members also have Ebola symptoms.
Since the first of the year officials have tallied 87,000 suspected cases in 23 of the DRC's 26 provinces.
The outbreak has now reached 2,062 infections, with deaths climbing to 1,390.
Children were 5 times more likely to have pertussis if it had been more than 3 years since their last vaccine dose.
The agency highlights earlier case-contact registration and a drastically lower rate of healthcare-related disease spread.
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