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This Ebola Crisis Photo Is Worth 1,000 Words


From The Guardian's Global Development section, a story entitled 'In 1976 I discovered Ebola - now I fear an unimaginable tragedy': Peter Piot was a researcher at a lab in Antwerp when a pilot brought him a blood sample from a Belgian nun who had fallen mysteriously ill in Zaire -- excellent article, link after photo.  




The caption reads: "A girl is led to an ambulance after showing signs of Ebola infection in the village of Freeman Reserve, 30 miles north of the Liberian capital, Monrovia. Photograph: Jerome Delay/AP."

Look again.  Look at her face:

Little girl may not buy what the WHO is selling
Read more. Link to photo only here.

If the link is broken, that will  be strange, since I iframed it; click on the 'read more' above.

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