Ebola Information

One of the most discussed news topics today is Ebola – Ebola Virus Disease.  With information changing rapidly, it is difficult to keep abreast of what is happening in the world.

First, learn exactly where the West Africa outbreak is taking place and find out more about the countries involved.  The CIA World Factbook gives a map and in-depth information on every country. PBS has a  slide show illustrating how the disease has spread.

This is not the first time there has been an Ebola outbreak – the CDC provides a chronological history.  This is not even the first time an Ebola virus has been in the United States – USA Today gives an overview of Ebola-Reston.  The book mentioned in the article, The Hot Zone by Richard Preston, is available through the Library System.

For a comprehensive and authoritative definition and explanation of the disease, visit:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Ebola Virus Disease
World Health Organization – Ebola Virus Disease Fact Sheet
National Institutes of Health – Questions and Answers on Ebola

To find out the current situation in Africa, visit:
Centers for Disease Control – 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Africa
Field news from Doctors Without Borders

To understand more about the guidelines healthcare workers follow when treating Ebola Virus Disease, read WHO’s Prevention and Control Guidance report.

Learn more about treatment of Ebola Virus Disease and the possibility of a vaccine:
Centers for Disease Control – Treatment
Centers for Disease Control – Experimental Treatments and Vaccines
Overview of recent treatments from the Huffington Post

Major news outlets have sites continuously updating stories about Ebola Virus Disease:
ABC News
BBC News
CBS News
FOX News
NBC News

- Andrea at the Hopewell Branch


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