Wednesday, February 6, 2019


Ebola Fears Take Monkey Meat Off the Menu 

Okech Francis February 05 2019, 9:30 PM February 06 2019, 4:20 AM 

(Bloomberg) -- Bush meat and cross-border visits are off the table for Jenti Gabriel Mambuku, a mother of eight living in a South Sudanese market town a short bus-ride from neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. The reason: Congo’s worst-ever Ebola outbreak that’s claimed 460 lives since August. The last time the deadly hemorrhagic virus went transnational in 2014, it killed more than 11,000 in three West African countries. The outbreak has put war-torn South Sudan on high alert, with health workers being vaccinated and residents being taught how to avoid infection. In Mambuku’s town, Yambio, that means foregoing trips to see family in Congo and avoiding local delicacies like monkey, zebra and antelope meat.

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