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Copy of Ebola

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Transcript of Copy of Ebola

A Systems Approach
Many facets interact
Biology
Medicine
Ecology
Public Health
Politics
References
Ebola in Humans
Non-specifc malaise
Fever / chills
GI symptoms
Hemorrhage
No treatments or vaccines
Supportive treatments only
Ebola
Current Approach
Individual approaches from each discipline
Biology
Increase knowledge of the the virus
Medicine
Cure and treat
Ecology
Transmission and human/animal interaction
Public Health
Quell and prevent epidemics
Policy
How all the others interact
Novel Approach
All disciplines need to work together and interact so that a cure and treatment can be found and a balance achieved
What is Ebola?
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
a.k.a Hemorrhagic Fever
Affects liver and GI tract
Prolonged clotting times
Extremely high virility
50-90% Mortality Rate
4000 confirmed cases
Ebola Transmission
Human to human via body secretions
Blood, semen, breast milk, and any body tissues
Post-mortem transmission possible
Easily prevented with standard precautions
Virus reservoir thought to be fruit bats
Intermediate hosts
Pigs
Monkeys
Aerosol transmission shown in some studies
Currently Endemic in West Africa.
Liberia
Sierra Leone
Free Town
Guinea
Ebola Viral Disease Outbreak. West Africa, 2014. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.(2014, June 27)

Ebola Virus Disease. World Health Organization. (2014, April 1)

Ebola virus disease information for U.S. Healthcare Settings. Centers for disease control and prevention. (2014, September 5)

Wood,J. Leach,M., & Williams, L. (2012) A framework for the study of zoonotic disease emergence and drivers: Spillover of bat pathogens as a case study. Philosophical transactions of the royal biology society, 2012(367), 2881 - 2892.
Sean Bilodeau
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