Ebola

Until 2014 Ebola had only generated a few limited outbreaks, but this time we’re already into the 1000s and millions of cases being predicted.

 

Resources

World Health Organisation – http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs103/en/

Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebola_virus_disease

Lack of UK Ebola strategy and procedure put lives at risk – Pharmaceutical Journal – 27-Jan-2016
House of Commons report says UK’s response was undermined by systemic delays.
There was an “ad hoc” untargeted approach to the epidemic.
Pharmaceutical industry to be “research ready”.
A combination of hard work and chance prevented Ebola spreading further than it did.

Ebola vaccine 100% effective – BBC News – 31-Jul-2015
No new cases in 2,000 close contacts when vaccinated immediately compared to 16 cases if vaccinated several weeks later.

 

 

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