2 Ebola re­mains elu­sive

Down to Earth - - THE FORTNIGHT -

Ebola virus, which first sur­faced in Su­dan and Zaire in 1976, made a come­back in Zaire in 1995, killing 250 peo­ple. In cover story, "What a bloody mess" (June 1-15, 1995), we asked: "Will the world learn a les­son from this dis­as­ter?" Ap­par­ently, it has not. The virus reap­peared in 2013 in Guinea, this time spread­ing far­ther and claim­ing 10,000 lives world­wide. Since 1976, there have been two dozen Ebola out­breaks, yet treat­ment has not moved be­yond ex­per­i­men­tal stage.

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