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The Wider Image: In Africa's monkeypox outbreak, sickness and death go undetected
Marcel Osekasomba, 48, head nurse at the Yalolia health centre, and Theopiste Maloko, 42, a local health official, check the progress of Lisungi Lifafu, 12, who is suffering from monkeypox, while his father Litumbe Lifafu and mother, Lituka Yenga, watch, in Yalolia village, Yakusu, Tshopo, Democratic Republic of Congo, October 3, 2022. Without treatment Lisungi can only wait for the illness to run its course. Ahead of him 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 Lisungi's father 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.