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Interview with Ebola Discoverer Peter Piot 'It Is What People Call a Perfect Storm'

Almost four decades ago, Peter Piot was part of the team that discovered the Ebola virus. In a SPIEGEL interview, he describes how the disease was isolated and explains why the current outbreak is different than any that have come before.
Peter Piot, second from left, on site in Yambuku during the first Ebola outbreak in 1976.

Peter Piot, second from left, on site in Yambuku during the first Ebola outbreak in 1976.

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