Ebola: What You Should Know

4/17/2015; 125 minutes

A panel of experts analyzed the Ebola situation in October 2014. In March 2014 an outbreak of disease in Guinea was confirmed to be caused by the Ebola virus. Guinea and two neighboring West African countries, Sierra Leone and Liberia, were in the throes of what has become, by far, the largest ever outbreak of Ebola since the killer virus was first identified in 1976. In October there were approximately 10,000 cases to date, including the first-ever transmission of the virus outside of Africa, in cases involving healthcare workers in Spain and Texas. With a case fatality rate higher than 50 percent and the three-country West African epidemic showing no immediate signs of abating, there are a lot of questions.
Recorded on 10/27/2014.
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