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The first case in Goma, North Kivu province's heavily populated capital, triggered reconsideration by the WHO's emergency committee.
With 29 new cases over the weekend and today, outbreak totals climb to 2,418, and Ebola deaths have now reached 1,625.
Officials have confirmed 51 infections since the beginning of the week.
USAID announces it wlll give the DRC $98 million to help fight the outbreak, which is now at 2,369 cases.
Cases rise steadily ahead of a meeting to consider use of a second Ebola vaccine.
The WHO reports a worrying spike in activity in Mabalako, one of the smaller hot spots, as cases top 2,200.
With 13 new cases today, the DRC outbreak has reached 2,181 infections, 1,459 deaths.
With 48 cases in 3 days in the DR Congo, totals have grown to 2,168 cases, including 1,440 deaths, for a 66% fatality rate.
The panel expressed serious worry over the threat to the region and over funding.
The grandmother of the 5-year-old boy identified in Uganda has also died, and the family cluster is at 8 cases.
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