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Congo's Worst Ebola Outbreak Hits Women Especially Hard

The Democratic Republic of Congo is in the throes of its worst-ever Ebola outbreak, with more than 420 cases in the country’s volatile east, and a mortality rate of just under 60 percent. But this outbreak — the nation’s tenth known Ebola epidemic — is unusual because more than 60 percent of patients are women. Among them is Baby Benedicte. Her short life has already been unimaginably difficult. At one month old, she is underweight, at 2.9 kilograms. And she is alone. Her mother had...

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