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Leading scientist warns that Ebola eradication may be elusive
Leading scientist warns that Ebola eradication may be elusive

Nearly 40 years ago, Dr. Peter Piot was on a team of scientists in the Belgian city of Antwerp that discovered the Ebola virus. An airline pilot had delivered a blood sample from a Belgian nun who had fallen mysteriously ill in the central African country then known as Zaire. The team worked in gear unimaginable today, just white lab coats and gloves. None of the members got sick, and Piot became one of the world's leading experts on Ebola. He is now director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and an outspoken critic of the slow international response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The World Health Organization estimates the virus has infected more than...

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