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2014 captured in words that really matter

Updated: 2014-12-23 07:44
By SUZHOU (China Daily)

2014 captured in words that really matter
A volunteer learns to dress in a protection suit at a training center in Brussels. He will go to Africa to assist medical staff to fight against Ebola. YE PINGFAN/XINHUA

10. Anti-Ebola

Ebola virus was discovered in the 1970s, but it didn't become a hot topic for ordinary people until the outbreak in western Africa early this year. It not only affects the health of people there but also the public health of the whole world. It has attracted the world's attention. It is not a big surprise that "Anti-Ebola" has been chosen among Words of the Year. This reflects that Chinese are getting more and more concerned with public health.

-Li Xin, an expert in infectious diseases at Beijing Ditan Hospital, who was among the first group of doctors sent to Guinea by the Chinese government in August to help fight the disease

Zheng Jinran and Wang Xiaodong contributed to this story.


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