Just In: Ebola back in DR Congo weeks after it was declared over

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The authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have declared a resurgence of Ebola, following confirmation of a case in the eastern province of North-Kivu.

A woman died last week in the town of Beni. It is the second outbreak in the country this year — the previous epidemic was declared to have ended in July.

The WHO’s Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, said the authorities in North-Kivu had successfully stopped several flare-ups of the deadly virus before and was confident they would bring this one under control soon.

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Scientists say it is unrealistic to think Ebola will ever be eradicated, but it is now easier to prevent a crisis.

This is the 14th outbreak in DR Congo. The first outbreak was back in 1976.

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