In Fragile States, Disease Outbreaks Don’t Stay Local for Long (Foreign Policy)

FOREIGN POLICY – The deadly Ebola virus is taking a toll on the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since its reemergence this year, some 1,625 people have died, and on July 17, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. It has menaced communities across the country’s north, and individual cases have now reached the city of Goma, near the Congo-Rwanda border, and even spilled into Uganda.

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