As Ebola outbreak spreads in Congo, concern grows over supplies of experimental vaccine

"We are extremely concerned about the size of the vaccine stockpile,” said Dr. Peter Salama of WHO.
For now Goma, a regional transit hub in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, remains Ebola free. Source: FEDERICO SCOPPA/AFP/Getty Images

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo appears to be spreading southward from its current epicenter at Beni, raising concerns it will take root in some larger population centers, including a major regional hub, warned a senior World Health Organization official.

Should the outbreak spread more widely in cities like Butembo — where there have already been a number of cases — or Goma, a major center further

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