2015
DOI: 10.1177/1524839915605513 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: The first Ebola cases in West Africa were reported by the Guinea Ministry of Health on March 23, 2014, and by June it became the largest recorded Ebola outbreak. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention field teams were deployed to West Africa, including in-country logistics staff who were critical for ensuring the movement of staff, equipment, and supplies to locations where public health knowledge and experience were applied to meet mission-related requirements. The logistics role was critical to creating … Show more

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“…These include the fluid movement of people and goods across the porous and remote national borders, cultural practices for caring and burial of sick persons and the limited local health systems with numerous communities refusing to use their services (15)(16)(17). Healthcare workers in the region were also affected due to inadequate infection control measures and weak surveillance systems for contact tracing (18)(19)(20). International response varied by country with some communication and intervention attempts that increased apprehension and fear in cities receiving travelers.…”
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“…These include the fluid movement of people and goods across the porous and remote national borders, cultural practices for caring and burial of sick persons and the limited local health systems with numerous communities refusing to use their services (15)(16)(17). Healthcare workers in the region were also affected due to inadequate infection control measures and weak surveillance systems for contact tracing (18)(19)(20). International response varied by country with some communication and intervention attempts that increased apprehension and fear in cities receiving travelers.…”
Section: Statement Of Theory and Definitionsmentioning