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On May 13, people suspected of having the Ebola virus wait at a treatment center in the village of Bikoro, where the outbreak began in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. John Bompengo/AP hide caption

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Ebola Outbreak: How Worried Should We Be?

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A health worker walks at an Ebola quarantine unit last June in Muma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, after a case of Ebola was confirmed in the village. John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The camp at Mungote is one of the largest for internally displaced persons in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with over 12,000 residents who fled their homes due to ongoing conflict and violence. Giles Clarke/Getty Images hide caption

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The medical community has reason for cautious optimism in fighting the Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of the Congo: A new vaccine has been created since the 2014 West Africa outbreak. Frederick Murphy/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP hide caption

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Michael Sharp visited Elizabeth Namavu and children in Mubimbi Camp, home to displaced persons in the Democratic Republic of Congo, during his time in the country. When he was killed, he was part of a U.N. mission. Jana Asenbrennerova/Courtesy of MCC hide caption

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A typical meal in the Democratic Republic of Congo consists of greens, fufu - a starchy ball made from cassava flour - and meat, such as freshwater fish. Amy Maxmen for NPR hide caption

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Dr. Denis Mukwege, a gynecologist in the Democratic Republic of Congo, treats victims of rape, tending to physical and emotional needs. For the past several years he has been considered a strong contender for the Nobel Peace Prize along with two women from Congo who aid victims of sexual violence. Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Yolande Mabika, a refugee and judo athlete from the Democratic Republic of Congo, stands outside her newly rented apartment in Rio de Janeiro. Mabika and fellow Congolese athlete Popole Misenga came to Brazil in 2013 to compete in a judo championship; they became refugees after their coach vanished with their passports and money. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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For The First Time, A Team Of Refugees Will Compete At The Olympics

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