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Mon Jun 1, 2020, 05:25 PM

Congo hit by a second, simultaneous Ebola outbreak

Source: Reuters

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Authorities in Congo announced a new Ebola outbreak in the western city of Mbandaka on Monday, adding to another epidemic of the virus that has raged in the east since 2018.

Six cases have been detected, four of which have died in the city, a trading hub of 1.5 million people on the Congo River with regular transport links to the capital Kinshasa.

Mbandaka is 1,000 km (620 miles) from an ongoing outbreak that has killed over 2,200 people in North Kivu province by the Uganda border, where containment efforts have been hampered by armed conflict.

The new outbreak is Congo’s eleventh since the virus was discovered near the Ebola River in 1976.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-ebola-congo/congo-hit-by-a-second-simultaneous-ebola-outbreak-idUSKBN2382F5

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Mon Jun 1, 2020, 05:26 PM

1. Trump's already on it. He's got this outbreak thing down to a science.

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Mon Jun 1, 2020, 05:54 PM

2. OMFG

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