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The World Health Organisation (WHO) is considering whether or not to declare an outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo, an international health emergency.

This is after a top Red Cross official raised concerns about a possible regional spread of the Ebola virus after a new spike in cases in the country.

The Head of Health and Care at the International Federation of Red Cross, Emanuele Capobianco cited Congolese Health Ministry statistics showing 40 new cases over two days this week.

He called that rate unprecedented in this outbreak. So far, the Congolese Health Ministry has recorded one thousand two hundred and six confirmed and probable cases, including  764 deaths.

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