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From one Ebola front line to another in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Dr Did...

As Didier Mwesha passed his one-year anniversary on the front lines of the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the numbers were climbing still. As of mid-June 2019, there were some 2071 Ebola virus disease cases in the 12-month period of the tenth outbreak, with 1396 of them having passed away. And Uganda had just confirmed an outbreak at the shared border. 

A doctor takes you to the tough and joy-filled days in the Ebola battle in Goma

The tenth epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) officially began in August 2018. A year later, as of 10 September 2019, 3 091 cases had been confirmed, 2 074 of them had died, while 938 survived. The city of Goma, is highly vulnerable due to the huge population movement between the epidemic areas and Goma, with more than 5 000 travellers a day.