BBC by Tulip Mazumdar Dec. 10, 2014
The Ebola virus that has killed thousands in West Africa is still "running ahead" of efforts to contain it, the head of the World Health Organization has said.
Director general Margaret Chan said the situation had improved in some parts of the worst-affected countries, but she warned against complacency.
The risk to the world "is always there" while the outbreak continues, she said.
She said the WHO and the international community failed to act quickly enough....
"It is fair to say the whole world, including WHO, failed to see what was unfolding, what was going to happen in front of our eyes," said Dr Chan.
"Of course, with the benefit of hindsight, if you ask me now... we could have mounted a much more robust response."
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