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What the Ebola outbreak could teach us about how to contain the novel coronavirus

Logistics base in Port Loko, Sierra Leone. Credit: United Nations A new research paper examining the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak in Africa could hold crucial insights for policymakers grappling with the novel coronavirus pandemic—namely, the importance of public engagement and trust during health crises. The study, co-authored by Darin Christensen, assistant …

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Single-patient isolation and transport system could help tackle the coronavirus outbreak

Credit: Mongkolchon Akesin, Shutterstock Infectious diseases are a leading cause of death worldwide. Increased efforts to combat COVID-19 and other recent outbreaks like Ebola and Middle East respiratory syndrome cases have highlighted the challenges involved with patient logistics. Enter the EU-funded EpiShuttle 2.0 project that has launched its eponymous solution: …

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New study outlines tool that can assess the chance a disease outbreak is of unnatural origins

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Did coronavirus mutate from a virus already prevalent in humans or animals or did it originate in a laboratory? As scientists grapple with understanding the source of this rapidly spreading virus, the Grunow-Finke assessment tool (GFT) may assist them with determining whether the coronavirus outbreak is …

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