The Ebola March: Should we be afraid?
There are few health-related phrases which are capable of inducing as much fear and paranoia as “Ebola outbreak”. The current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is the worst in recorded history: it has killed more than 670 people and involves the most deadly strain of the virus. It is fatal in 90% of cases, a quick and brutal death. In these circumstances fear mongering is rarely helpful, but there’s a question on many minds: At the far end of the continent, are we safe? By REBECCA DAVIS.
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