Progress Made On Ebola, But World Must Learn Lessons To Stop Future Epidemics, Gates Says

News outlets report on comments made by Bill Gates on the response to Ebola at a conference in London.

BBC News: Bill Gates: Progress being made on Ebola
“…News that the number of new cases in Liberia is declining suggests the tide may be turning, [Gates] told the BBC. He is hopeful of similar gains in Sierra Leone and Guinea. Mr. Gates, who has committed $50m to the international effort, believes an important factor is educating local communities in the handling of bodies of Ebola victims…” (Pym, 11/10).

Press Association/The Guardian: World must learn lessons of Ebola to stop future epidemics, says Bill Gates
“The world has ‘a very significant chance’ to halt the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has said. But speaking to MPs and peers in the Palace of Westminster, Gates warned it was vital to learn the lessons from the current outbreak to ensure the world is ready for other, more virulent diseases that can be expected to follow in Ebola’s wake…” (11/10).

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