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Porous border could hinder
efforts to stem spread of Ebola
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Posted by NorthernDog 6/18/2019 12:59:45 PM Post Reply
Several well-trodden paths crisscross this lush area where people walk between Congo and Uganda to visit nearby family and friends and go to the busy markets. The problem is that the pedestrians may unknowingly be carrying the deadly Ebola virus, and hindering efforts to control the current outbreak in eastern Congo, which has killed more than 1,400 people. The busy border post is open 12 hours a day from 7 a.m., but after dark people walk along the "panyas," or "mouse paths," as the narrow dirt trails are known in the local Kiswahili language. The footpaths show the close kinship