5 things worth knowing about the risks of Ebola

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A Public Health perspective on getting the risks and dangers of the Ebola virus in perspective.

Ebola is a serious infectious disease, and should never be taken lightly. Yet it’s easy for lack of understanding of this virus to give way to fear, when what we really need to tackle it is knowledge. And an effective vaccine!

FURTHER INFORMATION AND READING

University of Michigan School of Public Health: http://www.sph.umich.edu/ebola/

University of Michigan Risk Science Center: http://www.riskscience.umich.edu/ebola/

Ebola facts: New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/07/31/world/africa/ebola-virus-outbreak-qa.html

Why people without symptoms aren’t going to give you Ebola (The Conversation): http://theconversation.com/why-people-without-symptoms-arent-going-to-give-you-ebola-33500

SciShow: What You Need to Know About Ebola (video): http://youtu.be/TGyFhwdtCMk

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/

National Library of Medicine Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources: http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/ebola_2014.html

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Sara Shipley Hiles says:

Alligator! Do I win a prize? 😉 Thanks for this video – great perspective on public health.

transamgirlie says:

What's scary is these "trained" professionals are getting on planes and boats right after being exposed.

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