Although there is an effective vaccine available, health authorities in the DRC are struggling to get the current Ebola outbreak under control
The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic of Republic of Congo (DRC) has continued to spread relentlessly.
According to global public health specialists, the persistence of the outbreak and its deadly spread to Uganda in recent days, shows how societal issues are as crucial as scientific advances in controlling disease outbreaks.
According to the World Health Organisation, the mistrust of authorities, attacks on health workers, and patients avoiding treatment centres are all exacerbating the problem.
In the featured video, Kate Kelland, a Reuters health correspondent, explains why Ebola continues to spread despite scientific advancements and new cutting-edge treatments.
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