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Global scare

Print edition : November 28, 2014

To ensure that burials happen under strict procedures, outreach teams also bury bodies. Family members are included in the teams so that the burials can be as humane as possible. Photo: Martin Zinggl/MSF

A doctor draws blood from a man suspected of having Ebola at a clinic run by the International Medical Corps in Suakoko, Liberia, on October 7. Photo: DANIEL BEREHULAK/NYT

It is estimated that up to 1.4 million people could be infected with the Ebola virus by the end of January. Such scary projections notwithstanding, international support and action, both in terms of money and material, has been inexplicably slow in coming.

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