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Photo: Kay Nietfeld/picture alliance via Getty Images

A man in the Democratic Republic of Congo who got Ebola despite getting vaccinated and then recovered, suffered a relapse months later that led to 91 new cases, a report from the New England Journal of Medicine released this week found.

Why it matters: "Relapses like this one from the 2018-2020 outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo are thought to be rare. This is the first one clearly shown to have spawned a large cluster of new cases," AP writes.

Details: The relapse occurred 149 days after the 25-year-old patient — a motorcycle taxi driver — was discharged from an Ebola treatment unit.

  • He was vaccinated in December 2018, but was then diagnosed with the disease in June 2019. He later died.

What they're saying: "The most important message is, someone can get the disease, Ebola, twice and the second illness can sometimes be worse than the first one," Dr. Placide Mbala-Kingebeni from the University of Kinshasha, who helped research the Congo cases, told AP.

Go deeper: Ebola outbreak in Guinea may be linked to 2014 epidemic

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Federal judge says Florida ban on "sanctuary cities" racially motivated

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

A federal judge on Tuesday struck down parts of a Florida law aimed at banning local governments from establishing "sanctuary city" policies, arguing in part that the law is racially motivated and that it has the support of hate groups.

Why it matters: In a 110-page ruling issued Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom said the law — signed and championed by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) — violates the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause because it was adopted with discriminatory motives.

Biden steps into the breach

Sen. Joe Manchin heads to a meeting with President Biden today. Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

President Biden ramped up the pressure on his fellow Democrats Wednesday, calling a series of lawmakers to the White House in the hope of ending infighting and getting them in line.

Why it matters: Divisions within the party are threatening to derail Biden's top priorities. After several weeks of letting negotiations play out, the president is finally asserting his power to ensure his own party doesn't block his agenda.

2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Scoop: Dems seek new green deal

Rep. Stephanie Murphy. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/Bloomberg via Getty Images

House Democrats discussed with President Biden on Wednesday a plan to exempt billions of dollars of new climate spending from his requirement that his $3.5 trillion "soft" infrastructure plan be offset with additional revenue.

Why it matters: The accounting proposal — a version of "dynamic scoring" — would dramatically lower the amount of taxes Democrats would need to raise while creating wiggle room to increase the ultimate size of the package.

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