Medical detective work is next phase in Ebola fight

December 24, 2014 12:23 PM

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Medical detective work is next phase in Ebola fight

ACCRA (Reuters) - Medical detective work will be the next big phase in the fight against Ebola when the United Nations deploys hundreds of health workers to identify chains of infection as the virus passes from person to person, top U.N. health workers said.

The health teams will travel to each district and region of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the three countries at the center of the epidemic, to trace who each infected person has potentially contacted.

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