News Outlets Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Recovery, From Disease Preparedness To Hunting For Virus’s Origin

Devex: The case for EOCs post-Ebola
“Emergency operation centers have been critical in stemming potential Ebola outbreaks in several West African countries like Nigeria and Mali, but there remain doubts about whether countries would keep them post-Ebola…” (Ravelo, 3/19).

The Economist: Pandemic disease: Never again
“…The [Ebola epidemic] suggests that the world’s defenses against epidemics, though they have been strengthened since the rapid spread of SARS in 2002 and 2003 demonstrated their weaknesses, could do with reinforcing still further…” (3/21).

IRIN: Beyond the outbreak: leading expert on what the Ebola crisis can teach us
“…Dr. Jimmy Whitworth, who has just taken up a new post as professor of international public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine [to lead] a three year project on epidemics and preparedness … spoke to IRIN News about what he will be trying to do…” (3/19).

Washington Post: Deep in the jungle, hunting for the next Ebola outbreak
“More than 3,000 miles from the fading Ebola crisis in West Africa, a team of U.S.-funded researchers is hunting deep in a remote rain forest for the next outbreak. They aren’t looking for infected people. They’re trying to solve one of science’s great mysteries: Where does Ebola hide between human epidemics?…” (Sieff, 3/19).

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