Natural Selection in an OutbreakEvery time a disease spreads, it has another chance to mutate.
How Slow Responses Made the Ebola Outbreak So DeadlyAs a rule, huge organizations move sluggishly, bogged down in democratic decision-making processes and bureaucratic policies. Ebola, on the other hand, moves fast. People become desperately sick and contagious within a few weeks of infection. By the time international agencies effectively responded to the ongoing Ebola outbreak, it had spiraled out of control in West […]
3 Graphs That Help Show Why Ebola Goes Viral or Dies OutFighting Ebola requires lots of equipment and personnel.Morgana Wingard, USAID Nautilus Members enjoy an ad-free experience. Log in or Join now . In September 1854, 600 residents of London’s Golden Square died from an infamous outbreak of cholera. It was no coincidence that this occurred in one of London’s poorest neighborhoods. We now know […]