Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A History of Ebola

In trying to better understand the magnitude of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Western Africa, I went to the CDC's chronology of the virus and a resource describing the current status.
While the historic overview of outbreaks and their tolls aids understanding, especially for a sense of perspective given the current scope of the outbreak, most haunting is the potential of this, and other viruses, to grow non-linearly.  As such, the ongoing efforts to treat the injured and contain the virus are massively important.



Sources:
www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/resources/outbreak-table.html
www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/guinea/index.html

Help:
http://www.samaritanspurse.org/disaster/ebola-crisis/
http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/our-work/medical-issues/ebola

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