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Let’s face the obvious — infectious diseases are pretty scary. They’re invisible, insidious, quite often deadly — sometimes on a frightening scale. No wonder that spooky TV shows and horror writers from Poe to King have made infectious diseases central components of their stories.
In the real world, every so often, we get a sobering reminder of just how dangerous they are. Just over a year ago, one of the most virulent infectious diseases — Ebola — embarked on a lethal harvest in West Africa.