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Ebola could spread from DRC to Uganda, Rwanda, WHO warns

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The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is expected to last another three to four months and could spread at any time to Uganda or Rwanda, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

The WHO said on Thursday that the neighbouring countries are well prepared but have not yet approved the use of a vaccine.

The most concerning area is the city of Beni in the DRC’s North Kivu province, where dozens of people who may have been exposed to the disease are hiding from health workers, WHO emergency response chief Peter Salama told Reuters news agency.

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