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How Ebola Roared Back

[NYTimes] For a fleeting moment last spring, the epidemic sweeping West Africa might have been stopped. But the opportunity to control the virus, which has now caused more than 7,800 deaths, was lost. … "It's like if a plane crashes in the Hudson in the morning, and there's a snowstorm in the afternoon and floods in the subways in the evening. And then you have two planes hit the World Trade Center in the middle of the night."

[Dr. Robert Fowler of the World Health Organization, on the organization's facing an Ebola breakout in West Africa, while also handling crises in Saudi Arabia, China and Syria.] Read on.

This is an excellent, though lengthy, feature.


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