A vaccine against the deadly virus has passed a key testing milestone, but it’s not a long-term solution to stop it

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Three years after the start of the world’s worst Ebola epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has created a programme to improve its response to disease outbreaks and to prevent another such calamity

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Beating Ebola

September 22, 2016

Peter Piot ponders two books on the epidemic that offer important lessons from an avoidable catastrophe

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As Gaye Dumbai came trudging up the dirt road, heading toward the overgrown cemetery where his mother is buried, villagers came out of their houses despite the pouring rain to get a closer look at him. “Aya, Gaye, you going to your ma grave?” Naomi Tama, a local market woman, called to him

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Health workers face suspicion and a lack of cold storage as they test the Ebola vaccine and also try to reach children who have missed inoculations against other diseases

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A group led by researchers at the Toronto General Research Institute and Canadian Blood Services have tested a combination of drugs on Ebola, and published their findings in the Journal of Neglected Diseases. Anyone who has kept even one eye on the news would not consider Ebola “neglected,” but this team argues that it is—not due to lack of interest, but due to lack of access to the correct facilities

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The photographer said he wanted to focus on survivors’ sense of empowerment

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Thirty young men spent months burning the bodies of the infected in Liberia. A year later, many relatives and fellow countrymen still can’t forgive them

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