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The politics of Ebola: Not just an African problem

“This is not an African disease. This is a virus that is a threat to all humanity,”: WHO It is a statement as seemingly ridiculous as it is crucial to efforts in curbing an Ebola outbreak that has killed over two thousand people in Africa already this year. At a September 4 news conference, Gayle Smith, special assistant to U.S. President Barack Obama, and senior director at the National Security Council, tried to underscore the scope of the latest Ebola epidemic. “This is not an African disease. This is a virus that is a threat to all humanity,” she said. …

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