Mobilize survivors to contain Ebola, experts argue

December 10, 2014 8:06 AM

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Mobilize survivors to contain Ebola, experts argue

Four main reasons why Ebola survivors are critical to controlling the Ebola epidemic are listed in the editorial by Dr. Zena Stein - of the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Joseph Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University - and her colleagues, who are based at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University.

The first of these reasons is that people who have recovered from their infection have developed immunity to the current strain of Ebola, which makes them able to care for sick people with little to no risk of becoming infected again.

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