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If you haven’t been keeping up with the Ebola virus problem in Africa, it has now spread across three different countries. The World Health Organization’s estimates are that they will have everything under control in about nine months. Sadly, this one of the more optimistic outlooks, as other researchers are predicting that it might take twice that long to get a handle on things. The Director of the Centers for Disease Control in the US has gone on record as saying that “the level of outbreak is beyond anything we’ve seen—or even imagined”. The longer it takes communities and health workers to get things under control, the greater the chances of the virus spreading even farther afield or mutating into something even harder to deal with. Even if this virus never ends up affecting someone that you know, it just makes sense to take some simple steps to be ready for problems of this scale in your own community.

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