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First-Ever U.S. Ebola Case Could Spur More Help For Affected West African Nations

Washington Post: Ebola panic in America might help save lives in Africa
“…In an ideal world, America’s Ebola panic will come with a silver lining: a recognition that Ebola is a truly global problem, and protecting the health of Americans will probably start by saving the lives of thousands of people in West Africa. Americans already seem well aware that helping other nations with their health problems can help Americans — a 2013 Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that 68 percent of respondents felt that spending money on improving health care in developing countries would help protect Americans from infectious diseases such as SARS, bird flu, and swine flu…” (Taylor, 10/1).

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