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Vol 55 No 22

Published 7th November 2014


Stepping up the fight against Ebola

The overall picture is improving in rural areas but the epidemic could be worsening in the cities

As November began, some cautious optimism was evident in Liberia, the country most affected by Ebola. The disease has not only caused an unprecedented health crisis in the neglected rural areas but quickly became a major governance and security challenge, too. Veteran Defence Minister Brownie Samukai was telling the United Nations Security Council of 'an existential crisis' in early September. By the end of October, hope was tentatively emerging.

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