Time's 'Person of the Year' Spotlights the Crucial Role of Ebola Survivors

December 11, 2014 9:40 PM

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The news that Time magazine has named responders to the Ebola crisis as their "Person of the Year" casts an overdue light on an underutilized strength in the battle: individuals who have been infected and survived.

Indeed, such survivors -- several of whom were featured by Time -- may be uniquely situated to be leaders in the ongoing response, since they might retain antibodies that protect them from subsequent infection with a similar strain of Ebola.

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