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Ebola Crisis: Second Case Confirmed In DR Congo Border City Of Goma

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:39 am
by Kefa
Ebola crisis: Second case confirmed in DR Congo border city of Goma

A second case of Ebola has been detected on Democratic Republic of Congo's border with Rwanda, raising fears the deadly illness could spread.

The case was confirmed in the city of Goma, home to two million people, authorities said.

More than 1,600 people have died of Ebola in DR Congo since the outbreak began in August 2018.

The World Health Organization last week declared the crisis a global health emergency.

It is the highest level of alarm the WHO can sound and has only been used four times previously - including the Ebola epidemic that devastated parts of West Africa from 2014 to 2016, and killed more than 11,000 people.
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