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Global Support, Well-Coordinated Response Critical To Containing Ebola

BBC News: Why Ebola keeps coming back
Charlie Weller, head of vaccines at the Wellcome Trust

“…While we can identify high-risk [Ebola] areas, it is unrealistic to expect that we could ever eradicate this disease and impossible to know when or where the next outbreak will occur. … We can, however, stop outbreaks becoming epidemics and we can better protect people. … Global support and an early, well-coordinated response is essential to ensuring outbreaks are effectively contained. This outbreak will be a challenge for local teams on the ground. But it is also a challenge and an opportunity for the global community to prove it has learned lessons from the West African epidemic. We cannot hope that Ebola will simply disappear, but we can hope to make tackling it so routine that it can be quickly stopped in its tracks” (5/14).

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