Congo confirms 1st Ebola case in city of Goma

The Congolese Health Ministry is confirming Congo's first Ebola case in the city of Goma, home to more than 2 million people

KINSHASA, Congo -- The Congolese Health Ministry is confirming Congo's first Ebola case in the city of Goma, home to more than 2 million people.

The regional capital in eastern Congo borders neighboring Rwanda, which has been preparing for possible cases since an outbreak began nearly a year ago.

The person with the confirmed case announced late Sunday is a pastor who had been in the town of Butembo.

The announcement marks a serious escalation of Congo's Ebola crisis. The outbreak that started last August already is the second deadliest in history.