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Pasha 31: Ebola in the DRC -- Part 1

The Conversation
15 Aug 2019, 00:37 GMT+10

Last August an Ebola outbreak was declared in parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This is the tenth time the deadly virus has hit the country - and, a year on, the fight to end the outbreak continues.

In part one of this series on Ebola Janusz Paweska, head of the Centre for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, takes us through some of the latest developments and how the World Health Organisation's declaration that the outbreak is a public health emergency of international concern may help.

You can find our coverage on Ebola here.

Read more: Why it's hard to stop Ebola spreading -- between people and across borders

Photo: By World Bank/Vincent Tremeau DRC: A Trip to the Front Lines of the Fight Against Ebola 17 January 2019 - Beni, North Kivu region, Democratic Republic of Congo. Shutterstock

Music "Happy African Village" by John Bartmann found on FreeMusicArchive.org licensed under CC0 1.

Authors: Ozayr Patel - Digital Editor | Janusz Paweska - Head of the Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases, National Institute for Communicable Diseases The Conversation

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