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Rapid response has ended Congo’s Ebola outbreak

By Reuters
26 July 2018   |   4:00 am
Thirty-three people were believed killed by the most recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But rapid response by authorities and an experimental vaccine are credited with stopping a repeat of the 2013 disaster that took over 11,300 lives.

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