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Joel Breman, Who Helped Stop an Ebola Outbreak in Africa, Dies at 87

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Dr. Joel Breman, a specialist in infectious diseases who played a crucial role in combating the Ebola virus in 1976, passed away at the age of 87. His son confirmed his death without providing any specific details regarding the cause. Dr. Breman reflected on his experiences during the Ebola outbreak, expressing the fear they encountered. His team of five worked with limited protective equipment in extreme conditions and eventually discovered that the virus spread through close contact with infected body fluids. Throughout his career, Dr. Breman devoted his efforts to combating various tropical diseases. However, he considered the initial Ebola outbreak to be the scariest epidemic of his medical career.