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.
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