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The world's second-biggest Ebola outbreak is still raging. Here's why.

An Ebola epidemic thundering through heavily populated provinces in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has sickened 1,877 people and killed 1,248 as of May 22, according to the World Health Organization—despite the efforts of specialist medical teams, an effective vaccine, and new treatments that are being tested in the region.  The outbreak already is the second-largest on record, behind the epidemic that burned through West Africa from 2014 to 2016, killing more than 11,300 people. In its most extreme form, the viral hemorrhagic fever leads to uncontrollable bleeding and death.  Read more...



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