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Ebola outbreak spreads to city


The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread from the countryside into a city, prompting fears that the disease will be increasingly difficult to control, BBC reports.

A case has been confirmed in Mbandaka, a city of a million people about 130km from the area where the first cases were confirmed earlier this month.

The city is a major transportation hub with routes to the capital Kinshasa.

Forty-two people have now been infected and 23 people are known to have died.
 
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