Over the past year, the Democratic Republic of Congo has experienced the worst Ebola virus outbreak the nation has seen since 1976 and everything about the situation has proved grim.
As the BBC reported, the virus has claimed the lives of over 1,800 people since August of 2018 and the way the virus works is as horrifying as it gets.
Early symptoms include sudden fevers, muscle pain, sore throats and intense weakness, but eventually graduate to excessive vomiting, diarrhea, and both internal and external bleeding. These symptoms can often lead to death by either dehydration or multiple organ failures.
However, we now have reason to see a potential way out of what is often considered a hopeless, incurable disease.