The Heat: Ebola crisis in the DRC

The Heat

The Democratic Republic of Congo is in the grips of a deadly epidemic, Ebola has now reached the city of Goma, a population of some two million people and a major transit hub.

More than 1,700 people have been killed since the outbreak began a year ago. The World Health Organization says it needs more funding to battle the epidemic as health workers confront numerous challenges fighting on the frontlines.

Chris Ocamringa has more from Kinshasa, DRC.

To Discuss:

Daniel Lucey is adjunct professor with the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Georgetown University Medical Center. 

Ted Alemayhu is founder and president of U.S. Doctors for Africa.  

Olivier Le Polain is senior epidemiologist and Deputy Director of Operations with the U.K.-Public Health Rapid Support Team.

Anthony Fauci is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.

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