Ebola outbreak: Reporter struggles to ‘keep a distance’ as virus kills his people

Ebola outbreak: Reporter struggles to ‘keep a distance’ as virus kills his people

The Ebola clinic stands in a hospital compound in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a day’s drive from the regional capital Goma but close to home

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The Ebola clinic stands in a hospital compound in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a day’s drive from the regional capital Goma but close to home for Reuters TV cameraman Djaffar Al Katanty.He grew up in the region that has become the epicenter of the world’s second worst recorded outbreak of the deadly viral disease on record. At the last count at least 1,477 people have died and cases have cropped up in neighboring Uganda.READ MORE: WHO says Ebola not global emergency, despite spread to Uganda“We were seeing people dying day after day. Children being taken away to be buried and ambulances arriving with new cases … This is my people who are dying,” says Katanty.On this trip, he is visiting a frontline clinic in the border town of Beni with Reuters photographer Baz Ratner and reporter Alessandra Prentice to record the full impact of Ebola and gather data on its spread.WHO declares ebola outbreak a health emergency in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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