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Efforts to stop Ebola are gaining ground, but the fight isn't won
Efforts to stop Ebola are gaining ground, but the fight isn't won

The plague erupted deep in the forests of West Africa, sweeping through isolated villages and teeming cities before reaching across oceans to Europe and the United States. Previous Ebola outbreaks have felled hundreds of people. But health officials report that this year's epidemic has already sickened nearly 20,000 and killed about 7,700 of them, more than all other known occurrences combined. As 2015 approaches, there is reason to hope that what at first was a plodding international response is finally catching up with the virus. In Liberia, where just a few months ago bodies were left in the streets for days and patients were turned away from treatment facilities because there...

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