First confirmed urban Ebola case is a ‘game changer’ in Congo outbreak -—In densely populated cities, Ebola has the potential for “an explosive increase in cases.”

Congo warns of 'new phase' in Ebola outbreak after first urban case. KINSHASA/GENEVA (Reuters) - Congo's Ebola outbreak has entered "a new phase" after a case of the deadly virus was detected for the first time in the northwest city of Mbandaka, with a population of about 1 million people, the health minister said late on Wednesday.