YALOLIA, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
The Wider Image: In Africa's monkeypox outbreak, sickness and death go undetected
Angelika Lifafu, 6, who is suffering from suspected monkeypox, sits on a bed at the Yalolia health centre, 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 to provide 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.