Ebola: Essentials, Response Efforts and Prevention Issues

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MaryAnn Cole (Editor)

Series: Virology Research Progress
BISAC: MED022000

The Ebola virus is named after the Ebola River, near where the virus was discovered in 1976 in Zaire, now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It is in the filovirus family, so called because of its filamentous shape. EVD is also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever. The disease sometimes causes hemorrhage (i.e., bleeding) from body openings, but this symptom is not consistent. Five strains of Ebola virus have been identified. This book discusses the essentials, response efforts, and prevention issues involved with the Ebola virus. (Imprint: Nova)

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Preface

Chapter 1 – Ebola: Basics About the Disease (pp. 1-8)
Sarah A. Lister

Chapter 2 – U.S. and International Health Responses to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (pp. 9-46)
Tiaji Salaam-Blyther

Chapter 3 – Preventing the Introduction and Spread of Ebola in the United States: Frequently Asked Questions (pp. 47-70)
Sarah A. Lister

Chapter 4 – Statement of Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hearing on ”Examining the U.S. Public Health Response to the Ebola Outbreak” (pp. 71-82)

Chapter 5 – Testimony of Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Hearing on ”Examining the U.S. Public Health Response to the Ebola Outbreak” (pp. 83-92)

Chapter 6 – Statement of Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Hearing on ”U.S. Government Response: Fighting Ebola and Protecting America” (pp. 93-102)

Chapter 7 – Statement of Jeh Johnson, Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Hearing on ”U.S. Government Response: Fighting Ebola and Protecting America” (pp. 103-106)

Chapter 8 – Ebola: Selected Legal Issues (pp. 107-140)
Jared P. Cole, Rodney M. Perry, Alissa M. Dolan, Jon O. Shimabukuro, Michael John Garcia, Jane M. Smith and Edward C. Liu

Chapter 9 – Federal and State Quarantine and Isolation Authority (pp. 141-156)
Jared P. Cole

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