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The Wider Image: In Africa's monkeypox outbreak, sickness and death go undetected
Theopiste Maloko, 42, a local health official, and a nurse collect skin samples from Angelika Lifafu, 6, to test for monkeypox, at the Yalolia health centre, in Tshopo, Democratic Republic of Congo, October 3, 2022. Without treatment, Angelika can only wait for the illness to run its course. Ahead of her lies a myriad of possible outcomes including recovery, blindness, or, as was the case with a family member in August, death. "These children have a disease that makes them suffer so much," said Angelika's grandfather Litumbe Lifafu. "We demand the government provides medicines for us poor farmers, and the vaccine to fight this disease." REUTERS/Arlette Bashizi SEARCH "BASHIZI MONKEYPOX" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.