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Vaccinations set to begin in Ebola outbreak epicenter

"Now that people realize that this is really a threat and people are dying, I think that everybody wants to be protected."
A health worker sprays disinfectant on officials outside an Ebola treatment center in Bikoro in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Source: John Bompengo/AP

Ebola vaccination efforts will begin Monday in Bikoro, the epicenter of the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the country’s health minister, Dr. Oly Ilunga, said Saturday.

The equipment required to keep the vaccine at the appropriate temperature — the so-called cold chain — has been set up at Bikoro, said Ilunga, who was

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