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WHO Warns Of ebola Outbreaks in CONGO, guinea

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An outbreak of ebola in democratic republic of Congo and Guinea poses a regional risk that requires exceptiona­l vigilance, a senior World Health Organizati­on official said on Monday.

Congo has confirmed four cases of ebola since a resurgence of the virus was announced on Feb. 7 in butembo.

An ebola vaccinatio­n campaign has begun in butembo, in eastern drc, the WHO said on Monday. Separately, the West African country of Guinea declared a new ebola outbreak on Sunday, with seven confirmed cases and three deaths.

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