Professor Peter Piot said that a “really bad” sense of panic and lack of trust in the authorities in West Africa had contributed to the world’s largest-ever outbreak. Photo: AFP Professor Peter Piot said that a “really bad” sense of panic and lack of trust in the authorities in West Africa had contributed to the world’s largest-ever outbreak. Photo: AFP
Professor Peter Piot said that a “really bad” sense of panic and lack of trust in the authorities in West Africa had contributed to the world’s largest-ever outbreak. Photo: AFP

Ebola epidemic unlikely outside West Africa, says scientist who helped discover deadly virus

Professor Peter Piot, who co-discovered Ebola virus in 1976, adds that he wouldn’t worry about sitting next to a victim on a train

Professor Peter Piot said that a “really bad” sense of panic and lack of trust in the authorities in West Africa had contributed to the world’s largest-ever outbreak. Photo: AFP Professor Peter Piot said that a “really bad” sense of panic and lack of trust in the authorities in West Africa had contributed to the world’s largest-ever outbreak. Photo: AFP
Professor Peter Piot said that a “really bad” sense of panic and lack of trust in the authorities in West Africa had contributed to the world’s largest-ever outbreak. Photo: AFP
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