Ebola in the Demo­cratic Repub­lic of the Congo

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The dan­ger­ous vi­ral dis­ease Ebola has in­fected 150 peo­ple in the Demo­cratic Repub­lic of the Congo (DRC), and caused the deaths of at least 69, the coun­try’s health min­istry has an­nounced. The dis­ease – which is fa­tal in 50% of cases – has meant lock­down for var­i­ous parts of north­east­ern DRC. Ebola spreads through di­rect con­tact with con­tam­i­nated peo­ple or ob­jects.

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