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The Wider Image: In Africa's monkeypox outbreak, sickness and death go undetected
Dr. Franck Mebwa, analyst in charge of epidemiological surveillance at the Tshopo Provincial Health Division, works in his office in the city of Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo, October 6, 2022. Monkeypox was first detected in Congo 50 years ago, but cases have spiked in West and Central Africa since 2019. The illness received little attention until it spread worldwide this year, infecting 77,000 people. In poorer African countries where many people do not have quick access to health facilities, or are not aware of the dangers, over 130 have died, almost all of them in Congo, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). REUTERS/Arlette Bashizi SEARCH "BASHIZI MONKEYPOX" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.