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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, coordinated, multiscale, early warning systems should be developed that make full use of these integrated assessments, partner with local communities in high-risk areas, and provide clearly defined response recommendations specific to the needs of each community” (6/4).