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Ebola in Congo spreads to city with one million people

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Staff Writer | Saturday March 23, 2019 6:14AM ET
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Africa   Bunia is the second-largest city in eastern Congo to confirm a case

Health authorities in Congo confirmed a case of Ebola in a city of close to one million people.


Bunia is the second-largest city in eastern Congo to confirm a case of the hemorrhagic fever during the current outbreak, which was declared last August and is believed to have killed 610 people and infected 370 more to date.

The cities of Butembo, which has a slightly larger population than Bunia, and Beni, which is slightly smaller, have also experienced Ebola cases.

 

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