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New case of Ebola detected in major city in Congo

A new case of the deadly Ebola disease has been confirmed in a major city in Congo.

A patient has tested positive in the city of Wangata, a locality of almost 1.2m people in the northwestern area of the country.

This signifies a major escalation in the crisis, as the current outbreak was thought to have been confined to remote rural areas.

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