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WHO says Congo faces 'very high' risk from Ebola outbreak

Updated : May 18, 2018 02:40 PM IST

The reassessment came after the first confirmed case in Mbandaka, a city of around 1.5 million in the northwest.
The nightmare scenario is an outbreak in Kinshasa, a crowded city where millions live in unsanitary slums not connected to a sewer system.
The WHO is sending 7,540 doses of an experimental vaccine to try to stop the outbreak in its tracks, and 4,300 doses have already arrived in Kinshasa.
WHO says Congo faces 'very high' risk from Ebola outbreak
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