William Taliaferro Close

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1924 – 2009

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Who was William Taliaferro Close?

William Taliaferro Close was an American surgeon who played a major role in stemming a 1976 outbreak of the Ebola virus in Zaire, the first major outbreak of the viral hemorrhagic fever in Central Africa, and preventing its further spread. He was also the father of actress Glenn Close.

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Born
Jun 7, 1924
Greenwich
Also known as
  • William Close
  • Dr. William Close
  • Dr. William Taliaferro Close
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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Education
  • Harvard University
  • Harrow School
Died
Jan 15, 2009
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Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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