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Is Australia prepared for Ebola?

EurekAlert 1-Oct-2014

Australia needs to be proactive about potential disease outbreaks like Ebola and establish a national centre for disease control.
In an Editorial in the October issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Allen Cheng from Monash University and Heath Kelly from the Australian National University question Australia’s preparation for public health crises. 136 more words

Leadership / Management

Is the general public stupid?

In light of the global events regarding the Ebola virus, combined with the fact that one individual has now been found to be positive with said virus in the United States, local radio stations within Canada have begun questioning whether or not our nation is ready to handle an outbreak. 787 more words

Current Affairs

Ebola crisis: Health officials confirm first case of the deadly virus in the US

ABC News October 1, 2014

The United States has diagnosed its first case of the deadly Ebola virus, a man who became infected in Liberia and travelled to Texas, US health officials say.  17 more words

Virology

How Ebola started, spread and spiralled out of control

The Conversation Ian Mackay, Heather Lander, Katherine Arden 25 September 2014

Too slow. Too little, too late. Unprecedented. Out of control. These are just some of the descriptors for the biggest recorded epidemic of human infection by an ebolavirus.  6 more words

Science - General

HIV and AIDS

Let’s talk about HIV-

Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 virions budding from a cultured lymphocyte.

Public domain picture courtesy of: CDC/ C. Goldsmith, P. Feorino, E. 508 more words

Biology

CDC Director Frieden: Treatment delays could lead to 1.4 million ebola cases by January

BioPrepWatch Lisa Sievers 25 September 2014

CDC Director Tom Frieden said on Tuesday that 1.4 million people in Liberia and Sierra Leone could potentially be infected with the Ebola virus by the end of January, but tempered his estimate by saying increased global awareness and medical care could stem the spread of the virus.

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Virology