(CNN) — Let me tell you the story of an outbreak that could have happened, and didn’t.
A year ago, a mother traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo with the body of her son, who had died suddenly in rural Uganda. She came in contact with many people in her travels and at the funeral.
She soon died, as did the man who helped transport her and the body of her son.
What could have gone on to become a major outbreak, killing many people, was stopped because health officials acted quickly.