Where will Ebola spread to next?

Where will Ebola spread to next?

Date

Wednesday 10 September 2014

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Several sources identify in great detail the spread of Ebola in Central Africa over the past year. One report, published by Oxford University, identifies 15 countries where Ebola will potentially spread to in the coming months.. Is there any way to combat natural migratory patterns of fruit bats to minimize non-human spread? That, after all, is the uncontrollable variable in this current epidemic. It is a simple matter to institute quarantine protocols, quite another to close borders and reduce human transit, and a logistical nightmare to attempt to control the flow of animals across all of central Africa. So, where will Ebola spread to next? From the look of Oxford’s work, I suspect Cameroon or The Republic of the Congo.

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