The Ebola emergency--immediate action, ongoing strategy.

  title={The Ebola emergency--immediate action, ongoing strategy.},
  author={Jeremy J. Farrar and Peter Piot},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={371 16},
  • J. Farrar, P. Piot
  • Published 15 October 2014
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • The New England journal of medicine
The 25th known outbreak of Ebola virus infection is unlike any of the previous epidemics. It has already killed over 2800 people — more than all previous epidemics combined; it's affecting virtually the entire territory of three countries, involving rural areas, major urban centers, and capital cities; it has been going on for almost a year; and it is occurring in West Africa, where no Ebola outbreak had previously occurred. Above all, the epidemic seems out of control and has evolved into a… 

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DOI: 10.1056/NEJMe1411471 Copyright © 2014 Massachusetts Medical Society

  • DOI: 10.1056/NEJMe1411471 Copyright © 2014 Massachusetts Medical Society