In this video, we examine the circumstances and the science behind the spread of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Culture, diet, lifestyle are a big part of the disease’s rapid spread. Tribal warfare and corrupt elections have caused containment efforts to flounder, while local superstitions on burial practices and infection prevention have created the perfect environment for Ebola’s spread.
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Forests: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320715605_Recent_loss_of_closed_forests_is_associated_with_Ebola_virus_disease_outbreaks_OPEN
Red Cross Attack: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/oct/05/democratic-republic-congo-ebola-red-cross-staff-attacked-butembo-north-kivu
Bushmeat: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-29604204
Violence: https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/380312/dr-congo-violence-at-least-890-killed-homes-and-building-burned-un
Bushmeat in NY: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-bushmeat/bushmeat-an-african-delicacy-facing-ny-crackdown-idUSTRE51L1A720090222
More Bushmeat in NY: https://www.newsweek.com/2014/08/29/smuggled-bushmeat-ebolas-back-door-america-265668.html
London Bushmeat: https://qz.com/795294/will-illegal-bushmeat-bring-the-next-global-outbreak

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