DRCongo confirms new Ebola case

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Worker of center for disease control describing effects of ebola virus mutation.PHOTO/AP
Health workers dressed in protective gear begin their shift at an Ebola treatment center in Beni, Congo DRC. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed a case of Ebola in the western province of Equateur, over 1,000 km (620 miles) away from the ongoing outbreak in the country’s east, Health Minister Eteni Longondo told journalists on Monday.

The diagnosis presents a fresh challenge to health authorities.

In April, DRCongo was days from declaring the end of the second-largest Ebola epidemic on record when a new chain of infection was confirmed in the east.

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