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Despite an Ebola death in the U.S., the likelihood of an epidemic here is low

Posted October 09, 2014, 10:51 am Beverly Merz, Executive Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch The New York Times has described Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to die of Ebola virus infection in the United States, as “the Liberian man at the center of a widening health scare.” Use of the term “health scare” about Ebola in the U.S. just isn’t warranted, according to a consensus of several Harvard experts who have…

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