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By: Bahar Gholipour
Published: 10/31/2014 10:39 AM EDT on LiveScience
When Ebola virus came for the first time to a small village in Guinea, the victim was a toddler, who later became known to the world as Patient Zero. He died on Dec. 6, 2013, at age 2, and the domino effect of his illness has spiraled into the outbreak currently ravaging three nations in West Africa.
His name was Emile Ouamouno.
Emile’s 3-year-old sister, his mother and his grandmother all died by January, leaving his father behind.
“Emile liked to listen to the radio, and his sister liked to carry babies on her back,” Emile’s father, Etienne Ouamouno, told Suzanne Mary Beukes, a communication officer for the United Nations’ children’s agency, UNICEF. The siblings liked to dance and play ball near their house, he said.
The disease detectives who traced the Ebola outbreak back to the toddler still don’t know how he got infected, according to their report published in the Oct. 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
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International regulators adopted a resolution designed to accelerate the introduction of satellite technology for commercial aircraft tracking, a subject that, while ostensibly noncontroversial, was aggressively contested by two satellite fleet operators.