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Why the Second Worst Ebola Outbreak May Soon Be Over

With a death rate that’s been as high as 90%, ebola is still very much at large in the Democratic Republic of the Congo — but that may change soon.

SICK is a new series that looks at how diseases actually work inside our body. We'll be visiting medical centers and talking to top researchers and doctors to uncover the mysteries of viruses, bacteria, fungi and our own immune system. Come back every Tuesday for a new episode and let us know in the comments which diseases you think we should cover next.