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PLOS Article Examines Possible Factors Leading To Spread Of Ebola In West Africa

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: What Factors Might Have Led to the Emergence of Ebola in West Africa? This PLOS article examines “the sociological, ecological, and environmental drivers that might have influenced the emergence of Ebola in [West] Africa and its spread throughout the region,” and states, “To prevent future outbreaks,…

Vaccine Necessary To Prevent Another MERS Outbreak

IRIN: MERS’s best friend is ignorance, so it’s time to wise up Helen Branswell, medical reporter for the Canadian Press “…The [MERS] disease and death toll …, the social and economic disruption as well as the fear and political strife South Korea is experiencing will likely ratchet up the pressure…

World Must Learn From Ebola To Avoid Future Disasters, U.K. Expert Says

The Guardian: U.K. expert warns of disaster if lessons are not learned from Ebola outbreak “Failure to learn the lessons of the Ebola outbreak will have unthinkable consequences when the next global health emergency erupts, the former head of the U.K.’s Ebola taskforce in Sierra Leone has warned. Donal Brown,…