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Ebola Spread More Quickly Among Poorer Areas In Liberia, Showing Need For Better Outbreak Response, Health Care Access, Study Says

SciDev.Net: Speed of Ebola spread linked to poverty
“…A paper published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases at the end of 2015 showed that people in poorer parts of Montserrado county in Liberia — which contains the capital, Monrovia — were more likely to both catch Ebola and pass it on than those in wealthy neighborhoods. Residents in areas of extreme poverty need rapid and high-quality health care interventions during outbreaks to contain epidemics quickly, it concludes…” (Mehra, 1/11).

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