Strengthening the detection of and early response to public health emergencies: lessons from the West African Ebola epidemic

PLoS Med. 2015 Mar 24;12(3):e1001804. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001804. eCollection 2015 Mar.


Mark Siedner and colleagues reflect on the early response to the Ebola epidemic and lessons that can be learned for future epidemics.

MeSH terms

  • Africa, Western / epidemiology
  • Emergencies*
  • Epidemics*
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola / diagnosis
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola / epidemiology*
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola / therapy
  • Humans
  • Public Health*