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While Australia has committed troops and hundreds of millions of dollars in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, we are lagging in the Ebola crisis. There are few Australians on the ground in West Africa, and only a few million has been set aside for select charities to fight the scourge. The latest figures have over five thousand, three hundred people infected with the disease. And many estimate this number will increase tenfold before it is contained. From Australia, West Africa’s Ebola crisis may seem like a world away, but some experts think we need to place more emphasis on fighting it.

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