WHO battles Ebola outbreak in Congo
04 November 2019 | 9:03 am
The Democratic Republic of Congo is grappling with the world's second-largest Ebola epidemic on record. The World Health Organization has more than 650 staff on the ground to try and contain the deadly virus where mistrust of Western medicine lingers.
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