Ebola: how widespread is natural immunity?

October 17, 2014 10:12 AM

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Ebola: how widespread is natural immunity?

As the latest figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) show, there are nearly 9,000 cases of Ebola in seven countries: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain and United States, and nearly 4,500 deaths. The disease has also taken its toll on healthcare workers, with 427 infected and 236 dead.

Experts predict that the Ebola situation in West Africa is going to get much worse without a large-scale, prompt global response, as fragile local health systems collapse under the strain of the disease.

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