A friend sent me the link today, and I have read it with a mixture of memories, the stomach-pit reality of those 39 deaths returns quickly, the fear and uncertainty that once gripped this place still feels very fresh. But the list of authors also reads like a list of heros, the men and women who descended upon Bundibugyo and set up isolation wards and contact-tracing methods and burial teams, who ferried blood samples and held daily briefing meetings.
So let us pause and remember the fallen. And remember those still picking up the pieces in the wake of tragedy, like Melen. And thank God for those who persevere in seeking out the source, and the cure.