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Health workers call this the first Ebola outbreak to occur in what is essentially a war zone. Dozens of rebel groups are active in Congo's northeast, killing hundreds of people in recent years. Attacks have led to a traumatized population that can be wary of outsiders and authorities.

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The Ebola virus can spread quickly and be fatal in up to 90% of cases. Symptoms include fever, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain and at times internal and external bleeding. The virus is most often spread by close contact with bodily fluids of people exhibiting symptoms and with contaminated objects such as sheets. Health care workers are often at risk.

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The WHO says it will meet Friday to discuss whether to declare the latest Ebola outbreak a global health emergency. As the death toll approach…

A look at the outbreak with 1,220 confirmed and probable cases, including 772 deaths, since it was declared on Aug. 1. It has become the second-deadliest in history, behind the West African one from 2014-16 that killed more than 11,300 people.

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