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The Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed Thursday that a case of Ebola had been recorded in a northwest city, and a doctor there said several hundred people may have been in contact with people infected by the disease.

Health Minister Oly Ilunga said “two suspected cases of haemorragic fever” had been reported in the Wangata area of Mbandaka, a city about 150 kilometres (90 miles) from the epicentre of the outbreak in the rural Equateur province.

“One of the two samples tested positive for the Ebola virus,” he said in a statement.

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