I work for Doctors Without Borders - ask me anything about Ebola.
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Hi, I’m Estrella Lasry, MD, MSc, DTMH, Tropical Medicine Advisor for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Ask me anything about Ebola and the current outbreak in West Africa.
Some background: Since the Ebola outbreak began in March in Guinea, it has claimed more than 1,800 lives. The outbreak has spread far beyond Guinea, and is now raging unabated. A total of four countries are now affected: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.
The World Health Organization has declared the largest-recorded Ebola epidemic an “international public health emergency,” yet the international effort to stem the outbreak is dangerously inadequate. MSF teams on the ground are seeing critical gaps in all aspects of the response: medical care, training of health staff, infection control, contact tracing, epidemiological surveillance, alert and referral systems, community education, and mobilization. All countries require an immediate and massive mobilization of resources.
See the latest updated information from MSF on our Ebola issue page: https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/our-work/medical-issues/ebola
You can follow us on Flipboard, where we are collecting the most relevant MSF and news articles on the outbreak: https://flipboard.com/section/ebola-outbreak--bYByyy
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