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    According to the UN World Health Organization, a single case of the deadly Ebola virus has been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo by a laboratory examination.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) A single case of the deadly Ebola virus has been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo by a laboratory examination, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) stated via Twitter on Friday.

    "The Ebola case in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was confirmed by a national reference laboratory in Kinshasa," the first of two tweets stated.

    A second tweet said that the country’s Ministry of Health had notified the WHO and other "partners," of the test results on Thursday.

    A 2014 Ebola outbreak in the West African nations of Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Mali was the deadliest since the disease’s discovery in 1976, killing more than 11,000 people.

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