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THE GRUESOME EBOLA VIRUS, DORMANT FOR 16 YEARS, HAS ARISEN TO KILL AGAIN IN ZAIRE. WILL IT SPREAD?

The outbreak apparently began with a 36-year-old laboratory technician identified only as "Kimfumu." He arrived at a medical clinic in the small agricultural city of Kikwit, Zaire, last month for emergency surgery. But after two operations, surgeons realized they could do nothing for him; his internal organs were hemorrhaging so badly that life was quickly draining from his body. Soon after Kimfumu died, the five medical workers who treated him, including an Italian nun who assisted in the operations, began coming down with their own symptoms: headache and fever, diarrhea, massive bleeding from every body orifice and, within a few days,...

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