NPHIs, others develop resources to combat Ebola
September 5, 2014
by Christy Craig
In a news release earlier this week, the WHO explained that the current Ebola outbreak can only be stopped with a “massive global response.” NPHIs, intergovernmental organizations, and INGOs are rising to this challenge by providing important resources to prevent and control the outbreak.
In Quebec, the National Institute of Public Health (INSPQ) has developed guides specific to preparing for and managing Ebola if there were to be an outbreak in that province. Among the recently published guides are a set of infection control measures for hospital settings, and a guide to analysis of suspected cases.
The U.S. CDC, which as of September 5th has sent over 70 employees to work in Ebola affected countries, has established a site dedicated to disseminating Ebola outbreak information, including Questions and Answers on Ebola, the latest outbreak updates, and stories from the field. France’s INSERM has created a series of videos to answer questions about the current outbreak. In the most recent video, Sylvain Baize, director of INSERM’s Laboratory of Biology of Emerging Viral Infections, discusses the outbreak.
In addition to NPHIs, the WHO - as well as a number of international organizations and journals- have created resources for the current outbreak.
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Photo courtesy of CDC/NIAID, 2014