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Taking Ebola’s Measure

War and disease have intertwined across history to the point that untangling the affects one has upon the other may appear incalculable. But UF Emerging Pathogens Institute researcher Burton Singer’s latest project does just this: it takes the measure of conflict and civil strife upon an ongoing Ebola epidemic.

The Democratic Republic of Congo, a central African country, has been roiled by armed conflict and civil strife for years, while also weathering multiple outbreaks of highly contagious Ebola and other infectious diseases, such as measles, cholera, pneumonic plague, sleeping sickness and river blindness.