World Bank president Jim Yong Kim speaks to the media ahead of the G-20 conference in Brisbane, Australia, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
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Millions of lives could be lost in a global pandemic if the international community repeats its tardy response to West Africa's Ebola outbreak, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim warned Friday.Kim called for the establishment of a multi-billion dollar contingency fund to ensure relief efforts mobilize immediately when an infection threat such as Ebola or a rogue influenza strain emerges. Kim said the world was slow to react to the worst Ebola outbreak on record, which has killed some 5,000 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.The World Bank has estimated the financial impact of Ebola in the region could reach U.S. $32.6 billion by the end of 2015 if it continues to spread.
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