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Ebola: What Now? Saint Louis Experts Discuss Public Health Concerns

“It is not a matter of ‘if’ another event will occur, but when,” warns Dr. Terri Rebmann, director of the Institute for Biosecurity at Saint Louis University, in the debut issue of On Topic: Ebola, an online forum.

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As the number of new cases declines in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, the one-year struggle to combat the world’s worst Ebola epidemic is broadly considered to be in the final stages.

But, as aid organizations scale down their efforts in West Africa and the media spotlight wanes, what are the ongoing public health considerations?

The effects of disrupted vaccination programs, the need for a reporting tool that doesn’t require a diagnosis, and the long-term economic repercussions for West Africa, are just a few of the issues brought to light by Saint Louis University experts in this online discussion.

Read more: http://www.slu.edu/college-for-public-health-and-social-justice/on-topic-ebola