World must learn lessons of Ebola to stop future epidemics, says Bill Gates

Bill GatesMicrosoft founder warns MPs that international community must prepare for outbreaks of other, more transmissive diseases.

The world has “a very significant chance” to halt the Ebola epidemic in west Africa, Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has said.

But speaking to MPs and peers in the Palace of Westminster Gates warned it was vital to learn the lessons from the current outbreak to ensure the world is ready for other, more virulent diseases that can be expected to follow in Ebola’s wake… (read more)