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West African Countries Use Cordon To Contain Ebola Outbreak

New York Times: Using a Tactic Unseen in a Century, Countries Cordon Off Ebola-Racked Areas
“The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is so out of control that governments there have revived a disease-fighting tactic not used in nearly a century: the ‘cordon sanitaire,’ in which a line is drawn around the infected area and no one is allowed out…” (McNeil, 8/12).

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