WHO says Ebola team arrives in Congo

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GENEVA (Reuters) – An international delegation has arrived in the town of Beni in Democratic Republic of Congo, 30 km (18 miles) from where an Ebola outbreak was declared, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) workers talk to a worker at an isolation facility, prepared to receive suspected Ebola cases, at the Mbandaka General Hospital, in Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Kenny Katombe

Officials from the United Nations, the World Bank, the WHO and Congo’s Ministry of Health will support a team already on the ground, the WHO said in a tweet.

Congo declared the new outbreak on Wednesday.

Reporting by Tom Miles; editing by John Stonestreet

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