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Ebola outbreak highlights the need for wet and dry laboratory collaboration

Wass, Mark N., Rossman, Jeremy S., Michaelis, Martin (2016) Ebola outbreak highlights the need for wet and dry laboratory collaboration. Journal of Emerging Diseases and Virology, 2 (3). ISSN 2473-1846. (doi:10.16966/2473-1846.e102)

Abstract

The recent Ebola outbreak in Western Africa taught us that Ebolaviruses can cause much larger outbreaks and represent a much greater health threat than many of us believed (or wanted to believe). As of 30th March, the outbreak had resulted in 28,646 confirmed cases and 11,323 deaths. Although the WHO stated that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa no longer represents a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, since Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra are now capable of controlling and maintaining further small outbreaks, flare-ups still occur, most recently, on 4th April when two new cases were reported in Liberia (www.who.int).

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.16966/2473-1846.e102
Uncontrolled keywords: Ebola virus
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Biosciences
Depositing User: Mark Wass
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2018 13:05 UTC
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 08:40 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/71379 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Wass, Mark N.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5428-6479
Rossman, Jeremy S.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6124-4103
Michaelis, Martin: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5710-5888
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