Ebola Epidemic Eventually Will Stabilize, Expert Says
Forbes: Why Scientists Say Ebola Will Surge But Then Level Off Before The Disease Takes Over The World
“…[Joshua Epstein, a professor of emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins and an expert on disease modeling,] spoke Tuesday at a meeting, Dean’s Symposium on Ebola: Crisis, Context and Response, held at the University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health. In his talk and in a discussion afterwards, he explained not only why the virus is unlikely to destroy the human race, but why he thinks it’s unlikely to reach the CDC’s prediction of 1.4 million cases. On the more pessimistic side, however, he said he’s not sure this outbreak will ever be completely extinguished. In his projection, the number of new cases hits a peak, then falls, but not to zero…” (Flam, 10/15).