Be prepared for epidemic worse than Ebola, Bill Gates warns

March 20, 2015 3:52 AM

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WASHINGTON, March 20 (Bernama) -- Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said the world must learn from the Ebola outbreak and be prepared for an epidemic of a far more infectious disease that could affect about 10 million people.

In an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Microsoft co-founder described the Ebola epidemic which has killed over 10,000 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia as "a global failure" and "wake-up call," Xinhua news agency reports.

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