Ebola and Politics

During the fallout from the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which killed more than 11,000 people, one of the questions asked of the World Health Organisation (WHO) was why it hadn’t reacted more quickly. The four-month delay in pinning down the cause of the disease that erupted in Guinea’s remote Guéckédou province in December 2013 allowed what might have been a localised event in a single village to turn into the biggest infectious disease crisis of recent times.

The above is the first paragraph from the story of how Ebola went unrecognised is discussed in a long and detailed article under the title, Africa's Missing Ebola Outbreaks

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