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Expert says 'Ebola will never be eradicated' [The Morning Call]

Expert says 'Ebola will never be eradicated' [The Morning Call]

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Why has Ebola kept launching a comeback in the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC? And can Ebola be eradicated?

First off, the DRC is facing its 10th Ebola outbreak since 1976, when Ebola was first identified and named after a river in the north of the country.

The death toll from the latest Ebola outbreak in eastern North Kivu region has now risen to 49. First reported on the 1st of August, the government and the World Health Organization have said they expect more cases in this latest outbreak.

Prof Paul Hunter is an expert in the patterns, causes and effects of emerging infectious diseases, including Ebola. He was a lead media commentator during the outbreak in West Africa 2014-2016. According to him, conflict in some parts of the DRC, migration out of the war zone and poor sanitation in refugee camps mean that the latest Ebola outbreak will be hard to control.

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