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"Most Maps of the New Ebola Outbreak Are Wrong"

Cyrus Sinai of Associate Professor Anne Rimoin's UCLA-DRC Health Research and Training Program at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health was interviewed by The Atlantic in an article about how cartographers are creating new maps to help track the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

On Thursday, the World Health Organization released a map showing parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo that are currently being affected by Ebola. The map showed four cases in Wangata, one of three “health zones” in the large city of Mbandaka. Wangata, according to the map, lies north of the main city, in a forested area on the other side of a river.

That is not where Wangata is.

“It’s actually here, in the middle of Mbandaka city,” says Cyrus Sinai, indicating a region about 8 miles farther south, on a screen that he shares with me over Skype.

Read the full article on The Atlantic.