Next Article in Journal
Prion Protein-Specific Antibodies-Development, Modes of Action and Therapeutics Application
Next Article in Special Issue
A Loop Region in the N-Terminal Domain of Ebola Virus VP40 Is Important in Viral Assembly, Budding, and Egress
Previous Article in Journal
IFITM Proteins Inhibit Entry Driven by the MERS-Coronavirus Spike Protein: Evidence for Cholesterol-Independent Mechanisms
Previous Article in Special Issue
Filovirus RefSeq Entries: Evaluation and Selection of Filovirus Type Variants, Type Sequences, and Names
Open AccessLetter

A Call to Action to Enhance Filovirus Disease Outbreak Preparedness and Response

Independent Epidemiology Consultant, Barcelona, 08010, Spain
Viruses 2014, 6(10), 3699-3718; https://doi.org/10.3390/v6103699
Received: 8 September 2014 / Revised: 23 September 2014 / Accepted: 23 September 2014 / Published: 30 September 2014
(This article belongs to the Collection Advances in Ebolavirus, Marburgvirus, and Cuevavirus Research)
The 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
Keywords: Ebola; ebolavirus; Marburg virus; marburgvirus; Filoviridae; filovirus; outbreak; preparedness; response; data collection; treatment; guidelines; surveillance Ebola; ebolavirus; Marburg virus; marburgvirus; Filoviridae; filovirus; outbreak; preparedness; response; data collection; treatment; guidelines; surveillance
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Roddy, P. A Call to Action to Enhance Filovirus Disease Outbreak Preparedness and Response. Viruses 2014, 6, 3699-3718.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Only visits after 24 November 2015 are recorded.
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop