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Viruses 2015, 7(7), 3789-3797;

Learning from Ebola Virus: How to Prevent Future Epidemics

Institute for Biosecurity Research, 06180 Halle, Germany
Academic Editor: Jens Kuhn
Received: 27 May 2015 / Revised: 25 June 2015 / Accepted: 26 June 2015 / Published: 9 July 2015
(This article belongs to the Collection Advances in Ebolavirus, Marburgvirus, and Cuevavirus Research)
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The recent Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone demonstrated that the World Health Organization (WHO) is incapable to control outbreaks of infectious diseases in less developed regions of the world. This essay analyses the causes for the failure of the international response and proposes four measures to improve resilience, early detection and response to future outbreaks of infectious diseases. View Full-Text
Keywords: Ebola; epidemic; infectious diseases; WHO; International Health Regulations Ebola; epidemic; infectious diseases; WHO; International Health Regulations
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

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Kekulé, A.S. Learning from Ebola Virus: How to Prevent Future Epidemics. Viruses 2015, 7, 3789-3797.

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