MSF says lack of public health messages on Ebola 'big mistake'

February 4, 2015 3:14 PM

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CONAKRY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) made the "big mistake" of focusing too much on treatment early on in the Ebola epidemic rather than speaking to people about tackling the disease, a senior member of the medical charity said.

MSF's response to the worst ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 8,800 people mainly in West Africa, has been praised by the World Health Organization and governments.

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