A Call to Action to Enhance Filovirus Disease Outbreak Preparedness and Response
AbstractThe frequency and magnitude of recognized and declared filovirus-disease outbreaks have increased in recent years, while pathogenic filoviruses are potentially ubiquitous throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Meanwhile, the efficiency and effectiveness of filovirus-disease outbreak preparedness and response efforts are currently limited by inherent challenges and persistent shortcomings. This paper delineates some of these challenges and shortcomings and provides a proposal for enhancing future filovirus-disease outbreak preparedness and response. The proposal serves as a call for prompt action by the organizations that comprise filovirus-disease outbreak response teams, namely, Ministries of Health of outbreak-prone countries, the World Health Organization, Médecins Sans Frontières, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Atlanta, and others. View Full-Text
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Roddy, P. A Call to Action to Enhance Filovirus Disease Outbreak Preparedness and Response. Viruses 2014, 6, 3699-3718.
Roddy P. A Call to Action to Enhance Filovirus Disease Outbreak Preparedness and Response. Viruses. 2014; 6(10):3699-3718.Chicago/Turabian Style
Roddy, Paul. 2014. "A Call to Action to Enhance Filovirus Disease Outbreak Preparedness and Response." Viruses 6, no. 10: 3699-3718.