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Ending poverty to help stop disease

China Daily | Updated: 2014-08-06 07:04

Ebola has a very high mortality rate, but it spreads through bodily fluids contact, which means it will not so easily burst into a scaled epidemic. Therefore we should remain alert and not panic. Especially, there is no need to cut exchanges with the affected African countries; proper measures are enough to prevent the virus from gaining a foothold in China., Aug 4

Since Ebola was first reported in 1976, the illusion that Ebola is a challenge only to Africa has dominated people's thoughts and behavior; as a result, no effective medicine or vaccine against Ebola has been discovered yet, and the origin of the virus remains unclear. Now facts show that Africa is not an isolated island and no one is completely free from the threat of Ebola. The international society should coordinate and take joint actions against the virus before it is too late.

Ending poverty to help stop disease

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