U.K.’s Slowness to Act on Ebola Cost Lives, Lawmaker Panel Says

February 11, 2015 12:05 AM

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(Bloomberg) -- Britain’s reaction to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa cost “lives and money,” according to a U.K. parliamentary report that criticized the international response to the contagion as “totally inadequate.”

The outbreak, which as of Feb. 7 had resulted in 9,150 deaths and more than 22,000 cases, could have been contained had the Department for International Development recognized the risk of the disease sooner, the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee said Wednesday. A commitment of 230 million p...

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