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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.
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