Ebola in the DRC: ‘Second largest Ebola outbreak in history’

There is seldom a thing that strikes fear into the heart of a community than an outbreak of disease and Ebola is no exception. It grew to global infamy in 2014 after a major outbreak claimed over 3,955 lives in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. Now it is spreading in the Democratic Republic of Congo leaving the World Health Organisation to describe it as a “toxic mix of violence and community mistrust”. Ebola is being fought in a war zone.

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