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Patient Isolation More Cost Effective Than Vaccines To Control Disease Outbreaks In Low-Income Countries, Study Shows

SciDev.Net: Isolation beats vaccines for epidemics in poor nations
“Funding vaccine research is not the most effective way to fight epidemics in developing countries with limited resources, an economics study suggests. Instead, governments should take cheap and simple steps to isolate infected people, as was the case during the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to an analysis published last month (15 September) in PLOS One…” (Piotrowski, 10/6).

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