OPEN The New England journal of medicine | 27 Nov 2014
Despite cautious optimism from the apparent recent slowing of the spread of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in some parts of West Africa,(1) the remaining pockets of intense transmission and the recent incursion of the virus into Mali(2) remind us that the battle for control is still on. This is no time to be complacent. The scale of this outbreak, in which every few days about the same number of cases accrue as occurred during the entire 3-month outbreak in Gulu, Uganda, in 2000-2001 - previously the largest outbreak on record - has prompted us to pull out all the stops, . . .
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