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William Close (II) (1924–2009)

William Close was born on June 7, 1924 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA as William Taliaferro Close. He was married to Bettine. He died on January 15, 2009 in Big Piney, Wyoming, USA. See full bio »

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 1996 Plague Fighters (TV Movie documentary)
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Close friend of Zairian dictator Mobutu Sese Seko. Dr. Close was his personal physician and chief doctor of the national army. He helped control the spread of first Ebola epidemic in 1976 in Zaire and later became a leading researcher on the AIDS virus. See more »

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