Article Abstract

Enabling rapid intervention and isolation for patients with highly infectious diseases at points of need

Authors: Amanullah Zadran, Gerald J. Kost

Abstract

The 2014–2015 Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic in West Africa proved unequivocally the need for immediate intervention to control disease transmission. The efforts of the World Health Organization (WHO), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United Nations (UN), UNISEF, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), while initially slow to respond, helped quell the EVD epidemic.