Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ebola could be wiped out in five months, OSU researcher's study says

The Oregonian 
October 30th, 2014

The Ebola epidemic could be contained in five months if West African countries adopt a high level of prevention focused on the spread of the virus in hospitals, at funerals and in the community, a new analysis published Thursday says.
"It's pretty hopeful," said Jan Medlock, an epidemiologist and assistant professor in Oregon State University's Department of Biomedical Sciences. "We can control it. The implementation is the tougher question."
The analysis was published Thursday in Science Magazine by Medlock and researchers from the Yale School of Public Health and the Ministry of Health in Liberia. Their analysis looked at ways to prevent the spread of the virus, which is highly infectious and often deadly.

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