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What’s Ebola? Mumbai Takes Crash Course as Virus Spreads

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Not until weeks after the World Health Organization declared Ebola an international emergency on Aug. 6 did doctors in Mumbai start preparing.

“Ebola? I heard about it one month back,” said Pramod Nagarkar, superintendent at the city’s Hinduhridyasamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Trauma Care Centre, which sent two doctors to attend a day-long crash course about the ABCs of the deadly virus. “They give training: what is Ebola, how it happens, what are the treatments, what are the precautions to be taken.”