The Guardian is already striving to promote the notion that the Ebola outbreak in the city of Mbandaka in the DR Congo could kill everyone.
There were signs of panic in Mbandaka.
“I’m looking for a boat to leave,” said Constantine Boketshu, a soldier’s wife. “If the authorities have allowed the disease to arrive here, we all risk being killed … because hygiene is bad.”
In 2014, Ebola broke out in the capital city of Liberia and was brought under control with standard epidemic measures. Monrovia is about the same size as Mbandaka.