Guest Editorial

Ebola: Lessons learned

Rosie Burton


The Ebola outbreak has clearly shown that infectious diseases cannot be separated from the context in which they occur. Historical, social, economic and political factors also determine the course of an epidemic, and the nature of the global response.

Author's affiliations

Rosie Burton, Khayelitsha District Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa; Department of Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

Full Text

PDF (67KB)


Ebola; Response

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2015;105(9):698-699. DOI:10.7196/SAMJnew.8492

Article History

Date submitted: 2015-09-14
Date published: 2015-09-14

Article Views

Abstract views: 2503
Full text views: 1165

Comments on this article

*Read our policy for posting comments here