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A health worker feeds a boy suspected of having the Ebola virus at treatment center in Beni, Eastern Congo on Sept. 9, 2018. Responders are seeing "sporadic" cases of Ebola in four cities. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Congo struggles to contain Ebola outbreak

- The Washington Times

Ebola infections have slowed inside the initial center of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s outbreak, but the disease is marching south toward major cites, opening a critical new stage in the epidemic that’s already the second worst on record.

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FILE- This Nov. 14, 2018, file photo shows Lubriderm, a Johnson & Johnson product, on display at a market in Pittsburgh. Johnson & Johnson reports financial results Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2018, file photo, He Jiankui is reflected in a glass panel as he works at a computer at a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province. A Chinese investigation says Chinese scientist He, behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited in hopes of making them resistant to the AIDS virus, acted on his own and will be punished for any violations of the law. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

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