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Ebola! the Evolving Epidemic

University of Virginia. School of Medicine
Format
Online; Online Video; Video
Type
Filmed Lectures
Date
2014-10-15
Duration
51:56
Summary
"Germs have always traveled. the problem now is they can travel with the speed of a jet plane." So said physician and medical historian Howard Markel in recent days, commenting on the spread of Ebola outside West Africa. This Medical center hour takes stock of the rapidly evolving Ebola epidemic and the concomitant rise in global health security concerns. What is known of this unusual virus and the life-threatening hemorrhagic fever it triggers? How are sociopolitical and cultural conditions and healthcare infrastructural inadequacies in West Africia and elsewhere hindering medical and public health response? How are governmental and health care institutions in the U.S. responding as cases erupt outside West Africia? And, looking ahead, what are the prospects for vaccine development and fast-track clinical trials? A John F. Anderson Memorial Lecture Co-presented with the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Center for Global Health
Creator
University of Virginia. School of Medicine
Moderator
Childress, Marcia Day
Speaker
Hayden, Frederick G.
Scherz, China
Sifri, Costi
Heppner, Donald Gray Jr.
Publisher
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Language
English
Collection
Medical Center Hour
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