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  1. Ebola WHO

    Rural Ebola Outbreak in Congo Spreads to Urban Areas

    Health officials in the central African country are worried that the current outbreak, which has killed 23 people, could become harder to control after the virus was detected in the city of Mbandaka, home to around 1 million people. The World Health Organization warned that this could lead to an “explosive increase” in cases. Mbandaka’s close proximity to the Congo River fuels concerns that the virus could spread to the capital, Kinshasa, but health workers are taking steps to contain it, including deploying an experimental new vaccine.

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