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WHO: Ebola Most Challenging Epidemic ‘in Decades’

Compared to previous epidemics like SARS and Avian influenza, Ebola is probably the most challenging outbreak the world has seen in the last few decades, said Dr. Keiji Fukuda, assistant director-general for health security at the World Health Organization. “[You have] a very lethal disease, placed in a setting where the health infrastructure is very weak,” said Fukuda, an American physician with expertise in influenza epidemiology. “It’s an area where there’s a lot of cross-border...

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