• From the animal kingdom

    Monkeypox is an enzootic disease (prevalent in animals of a particular area) that circulates in monkeys in the rainforests of central and western Africa. It was previously believed that the virus



    A cholera epidemic is threatening the refugees fleeing from strife-torn eastern Zaire. The first cholera cases were confirmed last month in capital Goma. Around 36 patients with cholera-like


    If the rate at which poaching is going on in the country continues, the white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simium cottoni) may soon disappear from the face of the earth. Poachers recently killed a

  • Chance encounter

    In April, this year, a group of researchers set out for the Itombwe forest in eastern Zaire, an area known for its rare and fragile biodiversity. The team, whose trip was funded by New York's