The newly appointed UN senior official for Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro warned that the deadly disease was adversely impacting social structures and that fighting it would require a "comprehensive support operation" between different agencies.
Dr. Nabarro made these remarks while addressing a news conference at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
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