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Ebola Outbreak Will Be Over by August: UN

Monday, 23 Mar 2015 02:50 PM

The United Nations predicts the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will be over by August.
 
"We have been running away from giving any specific date, but I am pretty sure myself that it will be gone by the summer," Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the head of the UN Ebola mission, told BBC News.

Ahmed admitted the UN had made mistakes in handling the crisis early on, delaying the decision to declare it a major public health emergency. A year after the outbreak began, the virus has killed more than 10,000 people.
 
The medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said its early calls for help were ignored by local governments and the World Health Organization.
 
Ahmed told the BBC when the virus first struck, "there was probably a lack of knowledge and there was a certain degree of arrogance, but I think we are learning lessons.”

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