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Pastor with Ebola in eastern DR Congo dies

Gaius Kowene of BBC reports that the pastor, who was the first to be confirmed with Ebola in the eastern Democratic republic of Congo city of Goma has died.

The man tested positive after arriving in the city by bus from Butembo, 300km (186 miles) to the north of Goma, on Sunday.

He was being driven from Goma to a clinic in Butembo on Monday to receive treatment when he died, North Kivu province’s Governor Carly Nzanzu told an Ebola response meeting.

The UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) described the case as a “potential game-changer” and said it would reconvene a key panel to see whether the outbreak required a heightened global response.

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