The First Outbreak of the Ebola Virus

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In August 1976 the first outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus was registered in a small village in northern Zaire. Almost 300 people died before the outbreak was eventually contained.

Witness speaks to two doctors who helped deal with the health crisis.

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Fri 28 Mar 2014 08:50 GMT

Cuban History Collection

Fidel Castro and Nikita Khrushchev, Credit: OFF/AFP/Getty Images

Stories from Cuba's recent history and its difficult relationship with the US

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