As if the increasing violence in The Congo I wrote about earlier this week wasn’t bad enough, now they have a deadly outbreak of The Ebola Virus on their hands.
Reuters reports that the outbreak is in Kasai Occidental province, in the South of the country. Thankfully it’s not in the Eastern provinces where the fighting has escalated these past few weeks. Still, my brother immediately proclaimed that he would “kick my ass” if I give him Ebola. I’ve been out of The Congo for three months so I don’t think I have to worry—the incubation period is 2 – 21 days.