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How to keep viruses in the wild from finding humans

 

Much has been written about the many failures the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa represents, from the genuine lack of access to basic health care in many developing countries to the fact that the front line first response has largely fallen upon the brave volunteers of the nongovernmental sector. Recently, we have learned that a Spanish dog potentially exposed to Ebola was euthanized out of an abundance of caution, another reminder of how the fates of people and animals are often intertwined. But the animals that need to be much more front and center as we think about Ebola are not domestic dogs, but wildlife.

Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/09/opinion/osofsky-ebola-wildlife/index.html?c=opinion

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