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The Ebola Crisis – What You Need to Know

“The worst outbreak ever”. That’s how Congo’s Health Ministry described its 10th Ebola outbreak, which has led to almost 200 deaths in the central African country in the past four months.

Between 2014 and 2016, the disease claimed 11,000 lives in Democratic Republic of Congo. ⠀

Ebola first appeared in 1976 in a remote location of central Africa. Then, nearly 300 died before the disease was contained by a team of medical researchers, working directly in Africa’s Democratic Republic of Congo – the epicentre of the spread.

Researchers are racing against the clock to develop a viable vaccine, but for now, Ebola keeps coming back.

Just what is Ebola? Who does it infect? How did it all begin?

DCODE the Ebola epidemic that’s happening now.

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