Ebola Virus Disease (EVD): Outbreaks, Control and Prevention Strategies

Hilaire Verreau (Editor)

Series: Virology Research Progress
BISAC: MED022090

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To mitigate the spread of the rare and deadly disease Ebola, Ebola Virus Disease (EVD): Outbreaks, Control and Prevention Strategies begins with the proposition of a mathematical model with vital dynamics and two preventive measures: quarantine and isolation.
Humanitarian issues in Ebola prevention and control are explored, as well as the cultural practices and social norms during outbreaks. Additionally, some innovative approaches in the humanitarian response to prevention and control are discussed.

The authors expose the dilemma Ebola poses to within the healthcare system, where healthcare providers are caught between the over-arching quest for self-preservation from a highly virulent disease and the professional demand of prioritising the interests of the patients over self.

In conclusion, the authors describe successfully developed drug candidates from their laboratory for the treatment Ebola using EBOV protein structure, such as VP24, VP35, VP40, nucleoprotein, and glycoprotein.
(Imprint: Nova Medicine and Health)

Preface

Chapter 1. Modelling the Distribution and Spread of Ebola Disease in West Africa
(Denis Ndanguza, J. de Dieu Niyigena and Jean M. Tchuenche, Department of Mathematics, College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda, and others)

Chapter 2. Preventive and Control Measures of Ebola Viral Disease Outbreak: A Race against Time and Cultural Practices
(Chidiebere E. Ugwu, Ernest Tambo and Stephen M. Suru, Department of Human Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nnewi Campus, Nigeria, and others)

Chapter 3. Controlling the Spread of the Ebola Virus Disease through the Prism of Human Rights and Medical Ethics
(Anthony O. Nwafor, PhD, and Gloria C. Nwafor, Professor, School of Law, University of Venda, Thohoyandou, South Africa, and others)

Chapter 4. Control Strategies of Ebola Virus Disease in Bioinformatics Perspective
(Eka Gunarti Ningsih and Usman Sumo Friend Tambunan, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Indonesia, West Java, Depok, Indonesia)

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