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The doctor who beat Ebola — and inspires other survivors to care for the sick

An Ebola patient inside a biosecure treatment unit with a health worker outside, Katwa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

People with Ebola are isolated in treatment centres, such as this facility in Katwa, to prevent the virus from spreading. Credit: John Wessels for Nature

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  • Correction 25 June 2019: This story originally misspelled the name of Maurice Kakule Mutsunga. This has been corrected.


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