Can We Control Ebola?

How can Ebola be controlled?

Through a variety of measures:
 

  • Since the vectors (and also the reservoirs) have not been identified, the usual practice of eliminating them from the proximity of humans is obviously not an option yet.
     
  • Improving public sanitation, health care and health education.
     
  • Insuring that medical personnel use isolation and barrier techniques in the treatment of Ebola patients.
     
  • Quarantining of infected and symptomatic people.
     
  • Restricting, or at least careful surveying of, international travel.
     
  • Improving communications for epidemiological reporting, coordination of health organizations and public notification.
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