The Ebola Emergency – Immediate Action, Ongoing Strategy.

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The Ebola Emergency - Immediate Action, Ongoing Strategy.

N Engl J Med. 2014 Sep 22;

Authors: Farrar JJ, Piot P

The 25th known outbreak of Ebola virus infection is unlike any of the previous epidemics. It has already killed over 2800 people - more than all previous epidemics combined; it's affecting virtually the entire territory of three countries, involving rural areas, major urban centers, and capital cities; it has been going on for almost a year; and it is occurring in West Africa, where no Ebola outbreak had previously occurred. Above all, the epidemic seems out of control and has evolved into a major humanitarian crisis that has finally mobilized the world, with responses ranging from an emergency health mission . . .

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