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#FightEbola: Girl's Recovery Is a Blessing

Early treatment is the key to saving patients like 9-year-old Blessing Gea.

Nine-year-old Blessing Gea was fortunate to get medical care in time. Three days after Dr. Steven Hatch carried her from the suspected ward to the confirmed ward at the International Medical Corps Ebola Treatment unit in Liberia, she recovered.

Ebola has infected at least 13,000 people in West Africa, and killed at least 5,000. If the deadly virus isn't stopped, the CDC estimates that up to 1.4 million people could be infected by the end of January 2015. To help support the groups at the frontline of this disease, donate at

Image by Daniel Berehulak / New York Times via Redux