Key Ebola Articles (with summaries)

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Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series – Ebola Virus-Key Dates:

Biometrics – Statistical Inference in a Stochastic Epidemic SEIR Model with Control Intervention: Ebola as a Case:

Clinical Microbiology and Infection – Ebola and Marburg haemorrhagic fever viruses: major scientific advances, but a relatively minor public health threat for Africa:

International Nursing Review – Surviving Ebola: understanding experience through artistic expression:

Journal of Advanced Nursing – The lived experience of waiting-to-know: Ebola at Mbarara, Uganda – hoping for life, anticipating death:

Journal of Medical Virology – Diagnosis of Ebola haemorrhagic fever by RT_PCR in an epidemic setting:

Journal of Pineal Research – Ebola virus disease: Potential use of melatonin as a treatment:

Microbiology and Immunology – Ebola and Marburg virus diseases in Africa: Increased risk of outbreaks in previously unaffected areas:

The Journal of Pathology – Tissue and cellular tropism, pathology and pathogenesis of Ebola and Marburg Viruses:

Tropical Medicine & International Health – An outbreak of Ebola in Uganda:

PLOS – Public library of Science

The Effectiveness of Disaster Risk Communication: A Systematic Review of Intervention Studies: This systematic review investigated effects of communication before, during and after disasters, including infection outbreaks. Many diverse interventions were associated with increased knowledge of preventive measures, but there was mixed evidence of change in planned risk behaviours relating to infection. Methods used to influence knowledge and behaviour included individual and group face-to-face information sessions, telephone calls, delivery of written information, mass media campaigns and innovative techniques such as mass SMS text messages and games for children. Results and limitations of intervention evaluations are summarised.

Science Direct

German Journal for Quality in Health CareEbola – contradictions between knowledge and communicationThe outbreak of the Ebola-virus epidemic is a human catastrophe which is taking place in a few of the poorest countries in the world. The outbreak needs far more attention from the global world than it is currently receiving. The situation is worsened by the inconsistent and frequently contradictory information for the public. It is more than urgent to understand that a substantial part of the solution to the Ebola outbreak is to consider it a public health problem which needs much improved communication and information for the public.

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