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Editorial, Opinion Pieces Examine Efforts To Contain Ebola Epidemic

Washington Post: Lessons from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa
Editorial Board

“…[O]ver the past decade, there have been four major outbreaks of infectious disease caused by a virus: severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS; swine flu; Middle East respiratory syndrome; and now Ebola. Each has taken populations by surprise. Next time, the world should not be gobsmacked. It is possible to be better prepared, be more aware of the potential threats and not start from zero every time the alarm goes off. … More ought to be done jointly by governments and the private sector to improve the ability to swing into action” (12/25).

Project Syndicate: Fighting Ebola on All Fronts
Christian Bréchot, president of the Institut Pasteur

The Guardian: Ebola can only be beaten by tackling poverty in Africa
Anne Perkins, Guardian leader writer, lobby correspondent and feature writer

New England Journal of Medicine: West African Ebola Epidemic after One Year — Slowing but Not Yet under Control
WHO Ebola Response Team