Summary of Humanity vs. Ebola

How We Could Win a Terrifying War

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Humanity vs. Ebola summary
Communities can conquer the Ebola virus.


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The words “Ebola virus” send shivers down the spines of those tapped into the pulse of global health. Medics and communities have beaten the 2014 outbreak back from the verge of epidemic proportions, but the war against Ebola isn’t over. Epidemiologist Bruce Aylward doesn’t mince his words in explaining how the international community can help combat this deadly virus. getAbstract recommends his unambiguous, hopeful report to health administrators, social strategists and people interested in the interconnectedness of culture and medicine.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the Ebola virus rose to near epidemic proportions in West Africa in 2014
  • What strategies are necessary to reduce contagion
  • How the international community can help tackle the disease


When the 2014 Ebola outbreak surfaced in Guinea, it “evaded detection” for several months because the Ebola virus is local to Central Africa and had never before...
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Bruce Aylward is the assistant director-general of the World Health Organization’s polio and emergencies cluster.

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