The latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus could be contained by 2015 if the response for the disease is improved, Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Secretary General said Friday, at a meeting with officials from the World Health Organization, or WHO in Washington.
Ebola had crippled three African nations before the world woke up when it reached the US and Europe. Wendy Carlisle charts the rapid spread of the virus and the belated response of nations, like Australia, best equipped to treat it.
"No doubt they thought it was something else," Youssouf Traoré, head of the Red Cross delegation in Guinea, told Reuters. He gave no further details of the attack but said the robbers would probably dump the cooler once they found it did not contain gold or diamonds.