KINSHASA, Congo  | Congo’s Ebola outbreak reports 1st confirmed urban case

KINSHASA, Congo — Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak has spread to a city of more than 1 million people, a worrying shift as the deadly virus risks traveling more easily in densely populated areas.

Two suspected cases of hemorrhagic fever were reported in the Wangata health zones that include Mbandaka, the capital of northwestern Equateur province. The city is about 150 kilometers (93 miles) from Bikoro, the rural area where the outbreak was announced last week, said Congo’s Health Minister Oly Ilunga.

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