Disaster medicine or disastrous medicine?

What the Ebola epidemic has taught us

Most Europeans think it was a long time ago, but the residents of West Africa clearly feel the consequences of the Ebola epidemic that broke out in December 2013 and still continues today. So far, approximately 11,300 people have died as a result of the outbreak; more than 28,000 contracted the disease. And while the outbreak appears to be held at bay in many countries, there are still new cases occurring in several spots.


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The test for Ebola are similar to those for the determination of a pregnancy. A strip indicates whether the test is positive or negative; © panthermedia.net/anytka

Photo: Simone Ernst; Copyright: B. Frommann

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