Ebola: An Evolving Epidemic

Learn about the evolving Ebola epidemic and its various aspects including disease prevention, management and treatment, response to the epidemic, ethical considerations, and the post-Ebola global health landscape.

About The Course

The West African Ebola epidemic has been the leading headline of 2014. Since the outset of the epidemic, the disease has claimed nearly 5,000 lives in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.  The disease has even spread to the cities of Dallas and the home of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory University, Atlanta. This course will discuss the evolving Ebola epidemic and its various aspects including disease prevention, management and treatment, response to the epidemic, ethical considerations, and the post-Ebola global health landscape.     

Recommended Background

This course is intended for a general audience though some public health/medical background is helpful.