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Ebola: treating the symptoms but neglecting the cause

Posted on 26 November 2015

West Africa is now largely Ebola-free, but the disease could strike again

According to research by Dr João Nunes

The Ebola outbreak made headlines around the world when it raged through West Africa in 2014 and 2015. Vast human, material and financial resources were thrown at a crisis that was termed a “public health emergency” by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

But, according to research by Dr João Nunes in our Department of Politics, the Ebola crisis is remarkable not for the amount of attention it received but for the neglect that allowed it to happen – and that could allow it to happen again.

Go to the University of York research news items to read the full article.