Opinion Ebola Democratic Republic of the Congo Fukushima This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) recently declared an outbreak of Ebola in Bikoro, a remote market town in the northwest of the country. Two people were confirmed by laboratory tests to have died of the disease. The DRC government, the World Health Organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) and a host of other NGOs immediately sprang into action. The DRC has fended off eight previous outbreaks, so things would probably be OK, as long as the virus didn’t spread to a big city. Then came the bad news. Mere days after the Bikoro outbreak was announced, the WHO confirmed a case of Ebola in Mbandaka, a city of roughly 1.2 million inhabitants, located 90 miles away. Peter Salama, deputy director-general of emergency preparedness and response at the WHO, described the turn of events as “a major, major game-changer in the outbreak.” Recommended Slideshows 50 50 Beautiful Photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding 53 In Pictures: The Royal Brothers, Prince Harry the Groom and Prince William the Best Man 51 Royal Wedding: 50… Read full this story
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