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Ebola case in Congo's Goma a possible gamechanger - WHO

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Ebola case in Congo's Goma a possible gamechanger - WHO
FILE PHOTO: Director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse   -   Copyright  DENIS BALIBOUSE(Reuters)
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GENEVA (Reuters) – The first case of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern city of Goma is a potential gamechanger in the scale of the outbreak, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.

Tedros said he was hopeful that there would be no further spread of the disease in the city, but he was convening the WHO’s emergency committee to decide if the outbreak now constituted an international health emergency.

(Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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