Ebola Cases Spiking in DRC

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Now officially the second-largest in history, the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) appears to be spiraling out of control.

Jeremy Farrar, the head of a frontline organization struggling to contain the disease, offered The Guardian a sobering assessment of the Ebola outbreak’s risk profile:

“I’m very concerned – as concerned as one can be… Whether it gets to the absolute scale of west Africa or not, none of us know, but this is massive in comparison with any other outbreak in the history of Ebola and it is still expanding. It’s remarkable it hasn’t spread more geographically but the numbers are frightening and the fact they are going up is terrifying.”

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