Ebola global response: ‘not in my back yard’

Chris Bateman


As the 8-month West African Ebola outbreak death tally accelerated beyond 4 500 (of 9 000 people infected) by mid-October, Spain and the USA became the first non-African countries to record secondary domestic infections after entry by Ebola-infected people.

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Chris Bateman, HMPG, South Africa

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Ebola virus disease; Secondary infections; USA; Spain; Response; South Africa

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South African Medical Journal 2014;104(11):722-724. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.9021

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Date submitted: 2014-10-12
Date published: 2014-10-14

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