A year after outbreak, Ebola has killed hundreds in the DRC | PBS NewsHour Weekend

Aug 3, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

It’s been one year since the Ebola epidemic outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. So far, more than 2,400 cases have been detected and over 1,700 people have died from Ebola. Richard Preston’s new book “Crisis in the Red Zone” chronicles the epidemic and the challenges in containing it. He joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.

This week marked the one-year anniversary of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Congo. So far, more than 2,600 cases have been reported and 1,700 deaths. I recently sat down with Richard Preston. His latest book “Crisis in the Red Zone” reports on the Ebola epidemic and how our interconnected world is making it difficult to contain.

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