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Ebola Virus; From Medical Emergency to Complex Disaster?


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Resource type:Research, reports and studies
Keywords:Development & humanitarian aid, Disasters, Epidemics & pandemics, Health
Author(s):Benini, A., and Bradford-Benini, J.
Date published:1996

When a new epidemic was detected in Zaire in the spring of 1995, it was widely perceived as a threat to the West. Public attention was intense. A massive intervention, led by UN and US agencies, followed and put an end to the epidemic within less than two months.
The intervention was successful for several reasons.


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