Conakry (AFP) – Aid workers and health officials battled Monday to contain west Africa’s first outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Guinea as neighbouring Liberia reported its first suspected victims.
Not so long ago, this would have been cause for a global panic. But we’ve seen a few outbreaks, and they’ve always petered out.
Not because ebola is so harmless, but because it’s so dangerous, and such a swift killer. Of course, we’ve never seen it get loose in, oh, New York City.