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The 2013–2015 outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) was a public health disaster: 28,575 infections and 11,313 deaths (as of October 2015), devastating the countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone; a slow and mismanaged international response; and sensationalistic media coverage, seized upon by politicians to justify wrongheaded policy. And yet there were also promising developments that may improve future responses to infectious disease epidemics: the UN Security Council’s first involvement in a public health event; a series of promising clinical treatments and vaccines for EVD; and recognition of the need for a global public health system to deal with epidemics that cross national borders. This volume offers a range of perspectives on these and other lessons learned, with essays on the science, politics, and ethics of the Ebola outbreak. The contributors discuss topics including the virology and management of EVD in both rich and poor nations; the spread of the disease (with an essay by a leader of Médecins Sans Frontières); racist perceptions of West Africa; mainstream and social media responses to Ebola; and the ethical issue of whether to run clinical trials of experimental treatments during an outbreak. Contributors Christian L. Althaus, Daniel G. Bausch, Adia Benton, Michael J. Connor, Jr., Kim Yi Dionne, Nicholas G. Evans, Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Stephen Goldstein, Bridget Haire, Patricia C. Henwood, Kelly Hills, Cyril Ibe, Marjorie Kruvand, Lisa M. Lee, Maimuna S. Majumder, Alexandra L. Phelan, Annette Rid, Cristine Russell, Lara Schwarz, Laura Seay, Michael Selgelid, Tara C. Smith, Armand Sprecher

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Series Info, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Series Foreword
  2. Nicholas G. Evans, Tara C. Smith, Maimuna S. Majumder
  3. pp. ix-x
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  1. Ebola’s Message: A Multidisciplinary Call to Action
  2. Nicholas G. Evans, Tara C. Smith, and Maimuna S. Majumder
  3. pp. xi-xviii
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  1. I: What Is Ebola?
  1. 1. What Is Ebola?
  2. Stephen Goldstein
  3. pp. 3-14
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  1. 2. Ebola in West Africa: From the Frontline
  2. Patricia C. Henwood
  3. pp. 15-30
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  1. 3. Clinical Management of Ebola Virus Disease in Resource-Rich Settings
  2. Michael J. Connor, Jr.
  3. pp. 31-44
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  1. II: The Spread of the 2013–2016 Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak
  1. 4. Modeling the Ebola Epidemic: Challenges and Lessons for the Future
  2. Christian L. Althaus
  3. pp. 47-60
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  1. 5. Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea: Where Ecology Meets Economy
  2. Daniel G. Bausch, Lara Schwarz
  3. pp. 61-72
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  1. 6. Challenges in the Management of the West African Ebola Outbreak
  2. Armand Sprecher
  3. pp. 73-82
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  1. III: The Politics of Ebola
  1. 7. What’s the Matter Boss, We Sick? A Meditation on Ebola’s Origin Stories
  2. Adia Benton
  3. pp. 85-94
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  1. 8. American Perceptions of Africa during an Ebola Outbreak
  2. Kim Yi Dionne, Laura Seay
  3. pp. 95-110
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  1. 9. The Ebola Sentinel: A Legal Analysis of US Pandemic Preparedness
  2. Alexandra L. Phelan
  3. pp. 111-126
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  1. IV: Mainstream and Social Media Response
  1. 10. Talking about Ebola: Medical Journalism in an Age of Social Media
  2. Cyril Ibe
  3. pp. 129-140
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  1. 11. Risk Watch: Media Coverage of Ebola in the Digital Communication Era
  2. Cristine Russell
  3. pp. 141-156
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  1. 12. When Reassurance Doesn’t Reassure: Reporters, Sources, and Ebola in Dallas
  2. Marjorie Kruvand
  3. pp. 157-172
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  1. V: Ethics and Ebola
  1. 13. The Use and Study of Unregistered Ebola Interventions: Ethics and Equipoise
  2. Michael J. Selgelid
  3. pp. 175-182
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  1. 14. (How) Should Experimental Vaccines and Treatments for Ebola Be Used?
  2. Annette Rid
  3. pp. 183-200
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  1. 15. History, Culture, and Social Norms: Implications for Ebola Drug and Vaccine Clinical Trials
  2. Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Bridget Haire
  3. pp. 201-216
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  1. 16. Rejecting Quarantine: A Frozen-in-Time Reaction to Disease
  2. Kelly Hills
  3. pp. 217-232
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  1. Epilogue: Ethical Lessons from Ebola Virus Disease
  2. Lisa M. Lee
  3. pp. 233-244
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  1. About the Authors
  2. pp. 245-254
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  1. Index
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  1. Basic Bioethics: Series Titles
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780262336192
Related ISBN
9780262035071
MARC Record
OCLC
960448151
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2016-10-26
Language
English
Open Access
No
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