This weekend, health officials announced that a nurse who had been treating the Dallas Ebola patient had tested positive for the disease; meanwhile, nearly 4,000 people in West Africa have died after contracting the disease– and health officials think that’s probably a significant underestimation.
At this point in the epidemic, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. That’s why it’s exciting to hear that a group of hometown experts from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health will be offering a symposium on the epidemic, current actions being taken, potential future responses, and the status of vaccines and other treatments. The panel of experts will also discuss recommendations to prevent the disease from spreading outside of West Africa. Speakers will include the dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the president of Johns Hopkins, and experts in infectious disease, epidemiology, emergency medicine, strategic communications, and bioethics.
If you’d like to attend in person, the symposium will take place tomorrow from 9 AM until 1:30 PM in Sommer Hall; if you’d rather watch online, it will be webcast live here.
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