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Ebola is no Spanish Flu [Commentary]
Ebola is no Spanish Flu [Commentary]

The recent death of Thomas Eric Duncan, the 42-year-old who traveled to Dallas from disease-ravaged Liberia while infected with the Ebola virus, along with the confirmed infection of two of Duncan's nurses, has created widespread concern that an epidemic is imminent in the United States. It is a valid concern. The worst Ebola outbreak in history is now sweeping through West Africa, with a fatality rate of 70 percent, according to the World Health Organization. Roughly 9,000 people have been sickened by the disease, and 4,500 of them have died, as of Friday. Still, the possibility of an epidemic is unlikely, if history is a guide. Medical science in general, and virology in...

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