Ebola discoverer Piot sees long, bumpy road to ending epidemic

November 26, 2014 2:00 PM

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Ebola discoverer Piot sees long, bumpy road to ending epidemic

LONDON (Reuters) - West Africa's Ebola epidemic could worsen further before abating but new infections should start to decline in all affected countries by the end of this year, a leading specialist on the disease said on Wednesday.

Peter Piot, one of the scientists who first identified the Ebola virus almost 40 years ago, said the outbreak was far from over, but said that "thanks to now massive efforts at all levels" what had been an exponential growth in numbers should soon begin to recede.

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