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Crossing Borders﹕Ebola outbreak in DRC

【明報專訊】The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is having its tenth Ebola outbreak and it is estimated to continue until next year. Ever since the first discovery of Ebola virus in 1976 in what is now the DRC near the Ebola River, the outbreaks have appeared sporadically(斷斷續續地). However, it is the first time that an Ebola epidemic has occurred in an area of conflict. As such, there were practical challenges in mounting the response. In the past two months, the epicentres have spread over the northeastern DRC.

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