Need to know: The ebola pandemic

Ebola has emerged as a global health problem. Its imperative for all of us to know about it.

In Africa, ebola has already killed hundreds and sickened thousands of people so far this year — and the pandemic continues to spread into new countries. When did the current outbreak begin? Why can’t it be stopped? How much should you freak out? 3 ideas behind the week’s headlines.

Source: “I am Richard Preston, author of “The Hot Zone” and expert in the Ebola virus. AMA!” Reddit, 2014.
Why you should read this: “The Hot Zone” author Richard Preston (TED Talk: The mysterious lives of giant trees) addresses the worry and hype about the current outbreak — and explains why Americans don’t need to panic about ebola in the U.S. Still don’t understand the current ebola outbreak? Read this CDC site and you will.

Source: “The Doomsday Strain: Can Nathan Wolfe thwart the next AIDS before it spreads?” Michael Specter, The New Yorker, 2010.
Why you should read this: Virus hunter Nathan Wolfe…

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I am a restless soul who likes to do anything which pushes me towards equilibrium. In particular I like travelling, reading, debating and reflecting on current socio-political situation of the country and the world.

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