Ebola

Ronald Bailey Outlines How Cutting-Edge Medicine Might Have Spared Us the Ebola Epidemic

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The number of people infected with Ebola in the West Africa outbreak now exceeds 8,000; 3,857 have died of the disease. Computer disease model estimates by Eurosurveillance suggest that the number of people with the illness could grow by an additional 77,181, to 277,124 cases by the end of 2014. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calculates that if the rate at which infected people are isolated is not substantially increased, the number of cases could swell to somewhere between 555,000 and 1.4 million cases by mid-January. Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey explains how it could have been otherwise.

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