SciCombinator

Discover the most talked about and latest scientific content & concepts.

The Next Epidemic - Lessons from Ebola

OPEN The New England journal of medicine | 19 Mar 2015

B Gates
Abstract
Perhaps the only good news from the tragic Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia is that it may serve as a wake-up call: we must prepare for future epidemics of diseases that may spread more effectively than Ebola. There is a significant chance that an epidemic of a substantially more infectious disease will occur sometime in the next 20 years; after all, we saw major epidemics during the 20th century, including the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918-1919 and the ongoing pandemic of human immunodeficiency virus. In fact, of all the things that could kill more than 10 million . . .
Tweets*
292
Facebook likes*
30
Reddit*
0
News coverage*
71
Blogs*
9
SC clicks
0
Concepts
Infection, Liberia, Guinea, Influenza, Pandemic, Sierra Leone, Epidemiology, Infectious disease
MeSH headings
-
comments powered by Disqus

* Data courtesy of Altmetric.com