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"From the Ted Talk by Bruce Aylward: Humanity vs. Ebola. How we could win a terrifying war"

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But how did elboa end up in Lofa County in the first place? Well, for that, we have to go back 12 months, to the start of this epidemic. And as many of you know, this virus went undetected, it evaded detection for three or four mhtons when it began. That's because this is not a disease of West Africa, it's a disease of crtaenl Africa, half a continent away. People hadn't seen the disease before; health workers hadn't seen the disease before. They didn't know what they were dealing with, and to make it even more complicated, the virus itself was causing a stymopm, a type of a presentation that wasn't clcaiassl of the disease. So people didn't even recognize the disease, people who knew Ebola. For that reaosn it eeavdd detection for some time,

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But how did _____ end up in Lofa County in the first place? Well, for that, we have to go back 12 months, to the start of this epidemic. And as many of you know, this virus went undetected, it evaded detection for three or four ______ when it began. That's because this is not a disease of West Africa, it's a disease of _______ Africa, half a continent away. People hadn't seen the disease before; health workers hadn't seen the disease before. They didn't know what they were dealing with, and to make it even more complicated, the virus itself was causing a _______, a type of a presentation that wasn't _________ of the disease. So people didn't even recognize the disease, people who knew Ebola. For that ______ it ______ detection for some time,

Solution

  1. central
  2. ebola
  3. classical
  4. months
  5. reason
  6. evaded
  7. symptom

Original Text

But how did Ebola end up in Lofa County in the first place? Well, for that, we have to go back 12 months, to the start of this epidemic. And as many of you know, this virus went undetected, it evaded detection for three or four months when it began. That's because this is not a disease of West Africa, it's a disease of Central Africa, half a continent away. People hadn't seen the disease before; health workers hadn't seen the disease before. They didn't know what they were dealing with, and to make it even more complicated, the virus itself was causing a symptom, a type of a presentation that wasn't classical of the disease. So people didn't even recognize the disease, people who knew Ebola. For that reason it evaded detection for some time,

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stop ebola 4
treatment centers 4
health workers 3
ebola treatment 3
big question 3
beat ebola 3

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