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[Editorial] Ebola: forgotten but not gone?

On Oct 16, two new Ebola cases were reported in Guinea, indicating the continuing danger of Ebola virus even after progress in bringing the west African Ebola outbreak under control. The outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone caught the world badly unprepared during 2013–14, resulting in more than 11 000 deaths. WHO responded slowly to this major challenge in countries with sparse health provision, and disease control measures worked imperfectly. During 2015, lost ground has been made up by provision of care for those infected and at risk of infection, yet recent developments illustrate the continuing health risks for those who have been infected.