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Ebola Outbreak Negatively Impacting Health Care Systems

Humanosphere: How the Ebola outbreak compares to other killers
Katie Leach-Kemon, policy translation specialist from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, discusses the Ebola outbreak’s impact on health care systems, writing, “…[A]s this outbreak continues to garner so much global attention, it is important to consider the even bigger impact it could have in reducing health systems’ ability to respond to many other deadly diseases that already kill so many more people — largely due to lack of access to basic health care services and infrastructure” (9/4).

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