Борьба с Эболой на всех фронтах

ПАРИЖ – Судя по освещению в СМИ Соединенных Штатов и Европы вспышек Эболы в Западной Африке, можно сделать вывод, что условия в пострадавших странах улучшаются. Однако, хотя эпидемия уже не занимает первые полосы, вирус еще отнюдь не остановлен. Напротив, он остается серьезной глобальной угрозой для здоровья людей.

Недавно, я ездил в Конакри, столицу Гвинеи, вместе с президентом Франции Франсуа Олландом, а затем посетил Масенту, сельский район в лесистой части страны, недалеко от места первоначальной вспышки. В обоих местах я собственными глазами видел разрушительные последствия вируса: страдания, страх, отчаянье и, в конечном счете, смерть. Даже тривиальные вещи стали по-особому многозначительными: никто не пожимал друг другу руки.

Правда в том, что вирус Эбола продолжает распространяться, причем быстро. Разумеется, его распространение остановили в Либерии, но только в Либерии, и даже там нет никаких гарантий того, что не произойдет новая вспышка.

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