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An Ebola outbreak in a war zone is about as bad as it gets

Anne Rimoin, associate professor of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and director of the UCLA-DRC Health Research and Training Program, was quoted in WIRED about the challenges posed by the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

In July, A 65-year-old woman running a high fever checked into a hospital in the province of North Kivu, along the Democratic Republic of Congo’s border with Uganda. She was later discharged and returned home to her remote town, only to die a few days later. By the time health officials checked in on the case, seven members of her immediate family had also died the violent, bloody deaths that can usually only mean one thing: Ebola.

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