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UPDATE 1-Ebola vaccination campaign begins in Democratic Republic of Congo

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KINSHASA, Feb 15 (Reuters) - An Ebola vaccination campaignhas begun in the city of Butembo, in eastern Democratic Republicof Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a tweet onMonday.

Health workers at Matanda health centre, where the firstEbola patient was treated, were the first to be vaccinated, theWHO said.

Congo has confirmed four cases of Ebola since a resurgenceof the virus was announced on Feb. 7 in Butembo, the epicentreof a previous outbreak that was declared over last June.

On Friday, 1,200 doses of Ebola vaccine and cold chainequipment arrived in the city, according to the WHO.

Separately, the West African country of Guinea declared anew Ebola outbreak on Sunday, with seven confirmed cases andthree deaths.

The Ebola virus causes severe vomiting and diarrhoea and isspread through contact with body fluids. The new vaccines havegreatly improved survival rates in recent years.(Reporting by Fiston Mahamba, Writing by Nellie Peyton; Editingby Bernadette Baum)