01 July 2021, Franceville, Gabon - At the CIRFM laboratory research facility in Gabon, one isolated building stands behind an electrified fence, under round-the-clock scrutiny by video cameras. The locked-down P4 lab is built to handle the world's most dangerous viruses, including Ebola. "Only four people, three researchers and a technician, are authorized to go inside the P4," said virologist Illich Mombo, who is in charge of the lab, one of only two in all of Africa that is authorized to handle deadly Ebola, Marburg and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever viruses. The other is in Johannesburg.T wo researchers dealing with the Covid-19 virus are seen going through safety protocols in order to enter their lab and deal with live Covid samples. Bushmeat DNA is processed at the CIRMF lab complex in Franceville, Gabon. Hundreds of samples are brought into the lab from field researchers and processed as part of the lab's commitment to fighting zoonotic disease.