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The Wider Image: In Africa's monkeypox outbreak, sickness and death go undetected
Lituka Wenda Dety, 41, who is suffering from monkeypox, rides on the back of a bicycle to the Yalanga health centre for a consultation, in Yakusu, Tshopo, Democratic Republic of Congo, October 2, 2022. At the height of her illness in August, Dety's throat was so sore she struggled to swallow her own saliva. Round scars still dot her body, and her bones ache. When she was ill in hospital, her six-month-old son caught monkeypox and died. He is buried in a patch of sandy earth beside her mud brick home. "We want there to be a vaccination campaign," she said. "Going by what we have suffered, if many people catch this disease it will be catastrophic." REUTERS/Arlette Bashizi SEARCH "BASHIZI MONKEYPOX" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.