I am a doctor & infectious diseases specialist who treated Ebola patients with the WHO and CDC in West Africa. Ask me anything.
I spent 31 days in Nigeria with the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I treated patients and worked with local governments and organizations to contain the outbreak.
I wrote about recognizing Ebola in today’s New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/10/02/how-to-stop-the-spread-of-ebola/recognizing-ebola-is-the-key-to-prevention
Ask me anything!
What I’ve done with Ebola recently: http://news.fiu.edu/2014/09/back-from-west-africa-fiu-doctor-calls-for-resources-and-training-to-fight-ebola/81346
CNN Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNQDamV8pew
A few other facts about me: I am a professor of infectious diseases at FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. I was in the Navy for 25 years specializing in tropical medicine, infectious disease pathology, disaster medicine, and in the science, medical response and policy involving weapons of mass destruction. I am one of only 403 people worldwide on the UN Monitoring and Verification Team for Weapons of Mass Destruction.
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