The 2013--2015 outbreak of the Ebola virus disorder (EVD) was once a public overall healthiness catastrophe: 28,575 infections and 11,313 deaths (as of October 2015), devastating the nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone; a sluggish and mismanaged overseas reaction; and sensationalistic media assurance, seized upon via politicians to justify wrongheaded coverage. And but there have been additionally promising advancements which could increase destiny responses to infectious sickness epidemics: the UN defense Council's first involvement in a public overall healthiness occasion; a sequence of promising scientific remedies and vaccines for EVD; and popularity of the necessity for an international public well-being approach to house epidemics that pass nationwide borders. This quantity deals quite a number views on those and different classes discovered, with essays at the technology, politics, and ethics of the Ebola outbreak.
The members talk about themes together with the virology and administration of EVD in either wealthy and negative international locations; the unfold of the ailment (with an essay by way of a pace-setter of Médecins Sans Frontières); racist perceptions of West Africa; mainstream and social media responses to Ebola; and the moral factor of even if to run scientific trials of experimental remedies in the course of a virus.
ContributorsChristian L. Althaus, Daniel G. Bausch, Adia Benton, Michael J. Connor, Jr., Kim Yi Dionne, Nicholas G. Evans, Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Stephen Goldstein, Bridget Haire, Patricia C. Henwood, Kelly Hills, Cyril Ibe, Marjorie Kruvand, Lisa M. Lee, Maimuna S. Majumder, Alexandra L. Phelan, Annette Rid, Cristine Russell, Lara Schwarz, Laura Seay, Michael Selgelid, Tara C. Smith, Armand Sprecher