2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak
Doctor Who Discovered Ebola Discusses 2014 Outbreak

In 1976, Doctor Peter Piot was the first to discover Ebola while working at the Institute of Tropical Medicine. Along with his team, Dr. Piot travelled to Zaire in 1976 to help stop the outbreak that was taking place. In this video, Dr. Piot shares statistics that highlight the gravity of the 2014 Ebola outbreak: “In thirty-eight years since the first outbreak, Ebola has killed at most 1500 people. That’s like thirty to forty a year.” Speaking of the widespread concern about the spread of Ebola, Piot proclaims: “I would be happy to sit next to someone with Ebola in the tube as long as that person is not ill.”

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