WHO Warns that Large Ebola Outbreaks “New Normal”

Positive Health reports in Letters to the Editor Issue 255

The Democratic Republic of Congo is currently dealing with the second ever largest outbreak of Ebola that could take 2 years to control, just three years after the world’s largest outbreak ended. There have been 2,025 cases of Ebola and 1,357 deaths from the virus during the current outbreak.

In fighting Ebola, researchers have found that early screening is the key to preventing the spread of the disease, but it’s a hard disease to diagnose based on the symptoms, which can be common to other diseases like malaria, typhoid fever and meningitis. This screening is made more difficult by the logistics of transporting a laboratory setting to rural communities where outbreaks often occur.

Leading medical diagnosis firm – ANCON Medical – discuss what is needed to combat deadly outbreaks and its CEO – Wesley Baker – discusses what can be done in the fight against Ebola:

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