Angola Closes Border With Congo to Block Ebola

Outbreak has allegedly killed 13, infected 40
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2009 2:51 PM CST
A Congolese woman displaced by fighting boils water outside the UN camp at Kiwanja, eastern Congo Sunday Nov. 16, 2008.   (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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(Newser) – An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has caused Angolan authorities to close part of their border with the country, Reuters reports. Angolans will be forbidden to travel to the DRC from the northeastern province of Norde Lunde. The Ebola outbreak is suspected of infecting 40 and killing 13 in the DRC’s Western Kasai province since November—no cases have been reported in Angola.