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Tracking the plague in DR Congo – Bangkok Post

ARU (DR CONGO) – Already battling Covid-19 and a renewed Ebola outbreak, DR Congo is also home to one of the world’s oldest sites of the plague — and there are…

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ARU (DR CONGO) – Already battling Covid-19 and a renewed Ebola outbreak, DR Congo is also home to one of the world’s oldest sites of the plague — and there are signs that the disease may have reared its head once more.
The plague was first confirmed in this remote area, near the borders with Uganda and South Sudan in what is now DR Congo’s northeastern Ituri province, back in 1926.
“The plague has never stopped circulating since its discovery. It comes and it goes,” said Anne Laudisoit, an eco-epidemiologist…

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