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Topic - POLL: How large will the current ebola outbreak be
Posted: April 12 2019 at 11:07pm By Dutch Josh
Allthough I am not on top of this subject I can see the reasons for being disapointed in not declaring the Congo-ebola outbreak as an international health risk ( or "public health emergency of international concern").

The main problem is lack of money. But behind that there is a total lack of political will, knowledge and care by those who can make a difference.

Both the "west" and Russia, China, Arab states do not seem to care about African lives. As long as those countries do not have to take care of millions of refugees it is okay for them-proberbly that cynical.

With that as a background ebola will most likely find a second large outbreak region-I would not be surprised if that would turn out to be a major city (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinshasa 11 million inhabitants) but another area-inside the DRC or its neighbours-could fall victim as well.

And yes-when you ignore the knowledge about ebola, ignore the problem-ebola may become a global problem. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_epidemics

There is some discussion on ebola during the Greek/Roman times.
https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/61/6/963/450988
https://www.livescience.com/51236-ebola-strike-ancient-athens.html

When people do not learn from history history always strikes back....