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Battle to combat Ebola outbreak in the Congo 'is failing' as death toll passes 1,200 mark and damning figures show 100 people a week are catching the killer virus

The bid to stop combat Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo is failing as the outbreak shows signs of spiralling out of control, experts have warned.  Grieving locals are angry they can't have normal funerals for dead family members because victims have to be buried by well-protected medical workers.  Disrupting traditions is turning people against aid efforts and more than 100 new cases of Ebola are now being diagnosed every week, figures show.  Read more...



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