How DR Congo's Ebola Epidemic Became the World's Second Deadliest

Months after an Ebola outbreak was declared in the DR Congo, it has claimed more than 1,500 lives, infected over 2000 people, and spread across the border into neighbouring Uganda, where two deaths and three suspected cases were reported in mid-June. Despite a decline in the number of new cases reported over the past few weeks, the World Health Organisation has said there remains a "high risk of geographical spread both within the DRC and to neighbouring countries".

Ebola treatment centre at Beni Hospital, North Kivu, DR Congo.


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