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Efforts to stop the spread of Ebola in Africa will take 'many months'
Efforts to stop the spread of Ebola in Africa will take 'many months'

International efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa will take many more months as crushing poverty, dysfunctional health systems and widespread fear continue to fuel the epidemic, according to world health officials. In a series of perspective pieces published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, health experts said world governments and health organizations needed to prepare for a long and focused battle against the Ebola virus. “Stopping the outbreak at the source in Africa will take many months,” wrote Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The current outbreak, which has killed at least 1,350...

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