The Ebola epidemic in West Africa : proceedings of a workshop / Allison Mack, Megan Reeve Snair, and Carmen Mundaca-Shah, rapporteurs ; Forum on Microbial Threats, Board on Global Health, Health and Medicine Division, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine.

"The most recent Ebola epidemic that began in late 2013 alerted the entire world to the gaps in infectious disease emergency preparedness and response. The regional outbreak that progressed to a significant public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) in a matter of months killed 11...

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Main Author: Mack, Alison (rapporteur.)
Corporate Author: Ebola Epidemic in West Africa (Workshop)
Other Authors: Snair, Megan Reeve (rapporteur.), Mundaca-Shah, Carmen (rapporteur.)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, DC : The National Academies Press, [2016]
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Summary:"The most recent Ebola epidemic that began in late 2013 alerted the entire world to the gaps in infectious disease emergency preparedness and response. The regional outbreak that progressed to a significant public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) in a matter of months killed 11,310 and infected more than 28,616. While this outbreak bears some unique distinctions to past outbreaks, many characteristics remain the same and contributed to tragic loss of human life and unnecessary expenditure of capital: insufficient knowledge of the disease, its reservoirs, and its transmission; delayed prevention efforts and treatment; poor control of the disease in hospital settings; and inadequate community and international responses. Recognizing the opportunity to learn from the countless lessons of this epidemic, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop in March 2015 to discuss the challenges to successful outbreak responses at the scientific, clinical, and global health levels. Workshop participants explored the epidemic from multiple perspectives, identified important questions about Ebola that remained unanswered, and sought to apply this understanding to the broad challenges posed by Ebola and other emerging pathogens, to prevent the international community from being taken by surprise once again in the face of these threats. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop"--Publisher's description
Physical Description:1 online resource (xvi, 120 pages) : color illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-71).
ISBN:9780309450096
0309450098
9780309450072
0309450071