More than 2,000 Germans have volunteered to travel to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak. The country’s first shipment of roughly 10 tons of supplies leaves Thursday.
Peter Piot is one of the researchers who discovered the Ebola virus in 1976. He's been speaking about the present outbreak, the scale of which has surprised him. He fears it could also spread beyond Africa.
Ebola infections will grow without an intensified response, the World Health Organization warns. A report by the UN health agency predicts tens of thousands of cases by the end of the year.
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