[Ip-health] (Fwd) Ebola reading list

Patrick Bond pbond at mail.ngo.za
Sun Sep 28 05:07:06 PDT 2014

(from Stuart Eldon: 

  Towards a reading list on the Ebola crisis

This reading list is provided for anyone interested in learning more 
about Ebola, specifically in relation to the West African situation in 
2014. Linking does not mean I necessarily agree with the article. 
Additional pieces welcome – I’ve tended to avoid mainstream news stories 
unless they add useful maps or graphics. Academic literature on Ebola is 
largely out of date in relation to the recent outbreak, and/or very 
technical. /The New England Journal of Medicine 
<http://www.nejm.org/toc/nejm/medical-journal>/ pieces are an exception.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention, ‘Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease) 
<http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html?s_cid=cdc_homepage_feature_001>’ – 
regular updates and lots of information

World Health Organisation, ‘Ebola Virus Disease’ 
<http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs103/en/> – lots of 
information and links

Médecins sans frontières, ‘Ebola Emergency 
<http://www.msf.org.uk/ebola>’ – lots of information and links

‘2014 Ebola Outbreak’ <http://healthmap.org/ebola/#timeline>, 
healthmap.org – interactive map and timeline

UK Government, ‘Ebola: Government Response 
<https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/ebola-government-response>’ – 
links to press releases and other information

Channel Four News, ‘Unreported World: Ebola Outbreak 
<http://www.channel4.com/programmes/unreported-world/on-demand>’, 24 
minute video

BBC News, ‘Ebola Outbreak 
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-28754546>’, several pieces, 
regularly updated, including ‘Mapping the Outbreak 

/The New England Journal of Medicine 
<http://www.nejm.org/toc/nejm/medical-journal>/ has a theme section – 
including Sylvie Briand et. al., “The International Ebola Emergency 
<http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1409858?query=featured_ebola>” and 
Margaret Chan, ‘Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa – No Early End to the 

Joeva Rock, ‘Militarizing the Ebola Crisis 
Truth-Out, 27 September 2014

International Crisis Group, ‘Statement on Ebola and Conflict in West 
23 September 2014

‘What you Need to Know about the Ebola Outbreak 
/The New York Times/, 22 September 2014 – maps and graphics

Gregg Mitman, ‘Ebola in a Stew of Fever’ 
<http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1411244>, /The New England 
Journal of Medicine/, 17 September 2014

Francisco Perez, ‘Why are Affected West African states so spectacularly 
ill-prepared to deal with Ebola 
/Africa is a Country/, 23 September 2014

‘Ebola Crisis closes West African borders 
IBRU, Durham University, 15 September 2014 (summary with links)

David M Pigott et. al. ‘Mapping the Zoonotic Niche of Ebola virus 
disease in Africa 
/eLife/, 8 September 2014 [the most technical piece listed here]

Pippa Page, ‘“Oh, dis Ebola business!” Thoughts on current responses to 
the virus’ 
/African Arguments/, 1 September 2014

Sara Reardon, ‘Ebola Treatments Caught in Limbo 
/Nature/, 31 July 2014

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