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A Day-by-Day Chronicle of the 2013-2016 Ebola Outbreak

  • Stephan Gregory Bullard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 327-332

About this book

Introduction

This powerful history describes the daily progression of the Ebola outbreak that swept across West Africa and struck Europe and America from December 2013 to June 2016. A case study on a massive scale, it follows the narratives of numerous patients as well as the journey of physicians and scientists from discovery to action and from tracking to containment. The unfolding story reveals ever-shifting complexities such as the varied paths the infection took from country to country, the multiple responses of community members, and the occurrence of flare-ups when the outbreak was seemingly over. The book’s finely-documented present-tense reporting records key facts, events, and observations, including:

  • Routes of Ebola transmission, incubation, symptoms, short- and long-term effects on survivors
  • Early attempts to understand and contain the virus and curb practices contributing to its spread
  • Medical, governmental, and public responses, from local education programs to global efforts
  • Communication and conflict between healthcare workers and communities
  • Social and economic outcomes of Ebola in the affected nations

Ebola remains incurable, although a vaccine is now available. For members of the medical community, public health officials, medical historians, scholarly professionals, and interested laypeople, A Day-by-Day Chronicle of the 2013-2016 Ebola Outbreak makes starkly clear what we can learn from these events not only for future outbreaks of Ebola, but also for the emergence of as-yet unknown diseases.

Keywords

ebola ebola outbreak ebola virus disease West African ebola epidemic pandemic infectious diseases emerging viruses zoonotic infection plague public health emergency World Health Organization (WHO) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) history of ebola epidemiology clinical features of ebola disease transmission public health response public health preparedness ebola case management

Authors and affiliations

  • Stephan Gregory Bullard
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  1. 1.Hillyer CollegeUniversity of HartfordWest HartfordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76565-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-76564-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-76565-5
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