A virus hunter faces the big one: Ebola

(Michael Duff / FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

For years, Joseph Fair dreamed of fighting Ebola. Then he got his chance. It wasn’t what he expected.

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    A virus hunter faces the big one: Ebola

    A virus hunter faces the big one: Ebola

    For years, Joseph Fair dreamed of fighting Ebola. Then he got his chance. It wasn’t what he expected.

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