How severe is the latest Ebola outbreak in D.R. Congo? – Inside Story

How severe is the latest Ebola outbreak in D.R. Congo? – Inside Story

It is one of the world’s most fatal and rare diseases.

Its last outbreak in West Africa killed more than 11-thousand people.

Now, Ebola appears to be back.

But this time, heading east, to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Where health officials have confirmed the outbreak after taking samples from victims in a remote northern village.

They’re also trying to track down 125 people who may have been exposed.

So, what can be done to contain this latest outbreak of Ebola?

Presenter: Dareen Abughaida

Guests:

Dr Michael Van Herp – Epidemiologist, Doctors Without Borders and a Specialist on Ebola Outbreaks

Andrew Easton – Virologist at the University Of Warwick in the UK

Hakon Bolkan – Researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

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