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By Nicholas G. Evans,Tara C. Smith,Maimuna S. Majumder

The 2013--2015 outbreak of the Ebola virus affliction (EVD) used to be a public future health catastrophe: 28,575 infections and 11,313 deaths (as of October 2015), devastating the international locations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone; a gradual and mismanaged foreign reaction; and sensationalistic media assurance, seized upon by way of 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 wellbeing and fitness occasion; a sequence of promising scientific remedies and vaccines for EVD; and popularity of the necessity for a world public well-being procedure to house epidemics that pass nationwide borders. This quantity deals a variety of views on those and different classes discovered, with essays at the technological know-how, politics, and ethics of the Ebola outbreak.The individuals speak about issues together with the virology and administration of EVD in either wealthy and negative countries; the unfold of the illness (with an essay through a pacesetter of Médecins Sans Frontières); racist perceptions of West Africa; mainstream and social media responses to Ebola; and the moral factor of no matter if to run medical trials of experimental remedies in the course of an epidemic. 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

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