Ebola Likely Gone By August
A year ago today the World Health Organization announced Ebola had hit West Africa. Thankfully the crisis appears mostly under control now, as UN health officials predict the epidemic will be over by August. More than 10,000 have died. But the impacts may linger as strained impoverished healthcare systems struggle to regroup. Western aid groups have stepped in, but the measures remain stopgap. Hospitals struggle to restock the basics, and kids’ immunization rates are falling. Ebola may soon be gone, but the impact will linger for years.