Zero infection

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Science  12 Dec 2014:
Vol. 346, Issue 6215, pp. 1271
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa4117

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Last month, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, and World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan held a press conference after the UN Chief Executive Board's meeting to assess the global response to the Ebola epidemic. The secretary-general's message was clear: “Our end game is not near.” To eliminate infection from the human population by mid-2015, as Ban Ki-moon hopes, the world must intensify its fight against this virus, but we should also recognize that we need better ways to combat international health hazards of all kinds.