The Christian Science Monitor  |  August 12, 2014

“I do think that there is a justice issue here and an ethical issue,” says Lawrence Gostin, director of Georgetown University’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.

Mr. Gostin says rich nations have a self-interest in containing the spread of Ebola, which medical experts say is a particularly virulent communicable disease. But beyond that national interest, he says, advanced nations also have an unmet obligation under 2005 WHO regulations to help build global capacities to respond to infectious diseases.

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