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Ebola at six months
Ebola at six months

It began with a 2-year-old Guinean boy falling mysteriously ill in a remote village in December, and has erupted into the largest, most deadly Ebola epidemic in history. This week, six months after the World Health Organization published its first notice of an outbreak, the United Nations health agency published a series of retrospective essays on the crisis. As of Friday, the WHO has officially reported 6,242 cases of the disease, and 2,909 deaths. Of those fatalities, at least 181 involved healthcare workers. "Today, one of the biggest barriers to control is violence from an impoverished, terrified and shattered population that does not understand what hit it and fights back the...

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