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UN urges more Ebola treatment in remote regions

November 13, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. mission fighting Ebola in West Africa is calling for a more flexible and nimble response that puts treatment units in remote regions and gets staff rapidly to new outbreaks.

Anthony Banbury warned the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday that Ebola is an elusive disease that has just reappeared in Mali, where it was thought to be under control.

He said the international community is challenged enough trying to mobilize resources to hardest-hit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Mali and any outbreaks in other countries would be “truly devastating.”

“Ebola is a fearsome enemy and we will not win by chasing it,” Banbury said. “We must get ahead of it.”

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